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International Young Debater of the Year competition

Hill House's Debating team travelled to the prestigious Oxford Union on Saturday to participate in the finals of the International Young Debater of the Year competition, following an outstanding performance in the North of England round. ICYD is the world's largest junior debating competition with over 700 teams from around the world. Getting to the finals was a superb achievement, especially as the team had only been participating in formal debating for a few months. The judges commended our debaters, Tilly Poskitt, Morgan Everatt, Joe Pollard and Matthew West following each of their debates for their persuasiveness and analytical skills. The competition was tough yet our teams were victorious against some very well known schools. We are delighted that the teams were eventually ranked 40th and 50th in the world. An outstanding achievement with a very promising future of debating ahead!