Epsom Debate Society (EDS) is going from strength to strength
05 Mar 2019
Year 7-9 students have been working with Sixth Form mentors to prepare for Inter-House competitions. The older students have led the way, competing in a range of public speaking competitions – most recently coming 3rd in the Malaysian National Public Speaking Competition, but also the Dato’ Bill Davidson Trophy Moot organised by the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Malaysia, in which we came second, and other debating competitions where students of various ages have enjoyed success. These activities have stretched, challenged and engaged students in academic discourse beyond the curriculum. Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) time is being used to present students with opportunities to explore their areas of interest and apply them to real world contexts.
It is great to see students putting themselves outside their comfort zones, growing personally, socially and intellectually as a result. The ability to communicate effectively and embrace challenge is invaluable in all areas of life and at ECiM we are committed to fostering these skills and attributes.