Elvin team competes at Ark debating competition

On Monday 3rd November, Mohamed Sahli, Redjan Ferizoli, Kishankumar Patel, and Abdimajid Yusuf Awes from our Sixth Form competed against three other Ark Schools in an inter-school debating competition. Despite this being the first time ARK Elvin has entered such a competition, our pupils worked hard throughout the half term holiday in preparation and won the first round, arguing for the motion that “there is no longer a need for public libraries”. We were defeated in the final but received high praise from the judges – with Mohammed Salhi receiving an extra award for his questioning and answering – and the pupils are keen to build on this to start a strong debating culture in the school and be even more successful next time round.