22 Mar 2018: Trinity Sixth Form Centre victorious at Debating Matters Liverpool Championship

Team from Carlisle win through after brilliant day of debate at University of Liverpool and produced in partnership with University of Liverpool

Congratulations to Trinity Sixth Form Centre who won through to to be crowned Debating Matters Liverpool Champions 2018 hosted by the University of Liverpool and supported by Immunocore on Tuesday 20 March.

A new school to Debating Matters, students from Trinity Sixth Form Centre were delighted to lift the trophy having impressed judges with their smart arguments and quick thinking throughout the day. Trinity won debates in the group stages arguing we shouldn’t accept the risks inherent in contact sports and that we shouldn’t eat meat. That put them through to face Wirral Grammar School for Girls in a fantastic semi-final, on if controversial historical monuments should remain. Having made it through, the final proved a close affair with Trinity battling King David High School, Liverpool, on whether medical data sharing should be welcomed. After a fine debate, with fantastic contributions from schools in the audience, the judges announced Trinity the winners.

Though only one team could be overall winners, all the competing schools made interesting and provocative points from the floor throughout the day.

Debating Matters would like to thank all competing schools and their teachers: King David High School, Trinity Sixth Form Centre, St John Rigby College, Archbishop Blanch School, Hutton Church of England Grammar School, Winstanley College, Prestatyn High School, Coleg Cambria, Birkenhead High School, Wirral Grammar School for Girls.

We would also like to extend a big thank you to our partner, Immunocore, and hosts, the University of Liverpool, who both offered several impressive judges on the day. Thank you also to all the judges and individual judges who gave up their time to help quiz the students.


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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