Twenty three students set off early on Friday to travel to London for the annual House of Lords Chamber debate. Boroughmuir represented Scotland’s schools in this years’ debate The debate motion was “How do we increase diversity in Parliament?” Arriving at King’s Cross off the 7.30 from Waverley, we got to the Houses of Parliament just in time to get final briefings and coaching on debating style, voice projection in the chamber. The debate was chaired by the Lord Speaker, one Baroness D’Souza, and lasted for almost two hours hearing a range of opinion from schools in London, Belfast and Manchester and Humanist, faith groups, post-faith groups and from the girl-guiding organisation. Described by the Lord Speaker as “one of the best chamber debates there had been”, it was viewed by all from Boroughmuir as a highly valuable experience. Only Storm Des spoiled things somewhat when the power lines on the East Coast were blown down and our arrival home was delayed by a couple of hours. Well done to everyone and remember, Boroughmuir Debating Club is there for you to benefit from the skill of speech and argument. All welcome!
You can view the video of the debate using this link here.
TEDx Bruntsfield is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. With a star lineup sharing experiences across a spectrum of topics it promises to be an amazing event.
Tickets are limited to 100.
And as a bonus, we are running an IGNITE lightning set of talks immediately after, which is run exclusively by the senior pupils at Boroughmuir.
TEDx Bruntsfield is now open for tickets! Open link for more information.