Warriner students talk their way to the top

The winning team from The Warriner School
The winning team from The Warriner School

The Warriner School has claimed victory in the second annual Cherwell Democracy Challenge.

MP Victoria Prentis and Cherwell District Council welcomed six senior schools from her constituency to take part in the event at the council’s Bodicote House offices.

In the first two rounds, each team debated whether councils should rehouse Syrian refugees, and if rules restricting the creation of new grammar schools should be relaxed. While the students knew the topics beforehand, they did not know which side of the debate they would be on until the day.

After lunch the two finalists were announced as Blessed George Napier Catholic School and The Warriner School, who debated the final motion on Parliament’s role in the UK’s exit from the European Union. After a close-fought match with both sides providing some convincing arguments, The Warriner were declared the winners.