For the first time, a Form 3 debating team from Concord has competed in a county wide competition. And day student Rose Smith won the award for best speaker.
The competition was organised by Shropshire Public Health as part of an initiative to increase awareness of the importance of vaccinations.
And the Concord team of Rose, Bethan Anstey , Yehia Shawkat - also day students - and Toluwafe Onadele, debated in favour of immunisation being made compulsory for school admission.
Said their mentor, Miss Robyn Williamson: “It was a challenging competition in which the debators were only allowed seven minutes as a group to speak so a lot of thought was involved.
“To the question should immunisation be made compulsory for school admission, the Concord debators spoke in favour, but were also aware of the argument against.
“It is the first time all four of our Form 3 has debated in competition and the content of their argument demanded highly logical thinking. There was a lot of strong reasoning behind their argument.”
She said the Concord students were most interested in a speech from Mr. Rob Thompson, Director of Public Health.