MP oversees climate change mock debate at Ely College

A number of students at Ely College attended a mock debate with MP Lucy Frazer, discussing climate change.

A number of students at Ely College attended a mock debate with MP Lucy Frazer, discussing climate change and other world issues. - Credit: Ely College

MP Lucy Frazer has visited students at Ely College to discuss climate change and other world issues in a mock debate.

A number of pupils came together with the Financial Secretary to the Treasury for the debate on Friday (October 15) highlighting key points in the matter. 

They all had notes present and acted out the debate as if they were in parliament putting their points across. 

The visit was part of a larger debate programme that Lucy runs with schools in the region. 

A spokesperson for Ely College said: “It was a fantastic and quite emotive debate. The students were outstanding! 

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. 

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. - Credit: Ely College

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. 

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. - Credit: Ely College

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. 

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. - Credit: Ely College

“Their arguments were cohesive and persuasive. 

“It was a pleasure to welcome MP Lucy Frazer to oversee the debate. 

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“We hope this event may lead to further opportunities to represent Ely College in London at the House of Commons. 

“A huge thank-you to Mr Burke and Mrs Clark-Hope for coaching / adjudicating.” 

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. 

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. - Credit: Ely College

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. 

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. - Credit: Ely College

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. 

The visit to Ely College was part of a larger debate programme that MP Lucy Frazer runs with schools in the region. - Credit: Ely College

Principal of Ely College, Simon Warburton, said: "We are delighted to be able to take part in Lucy Frazer’s debating competition and our students enjoyed the chance to present to Lucy in college on Friday. 

"Our students presented to a very high standard on a emotive topic.  They showed real skill to be able to adapt their presentations to the arguments presented in the early deliveries and offer rebuttals with no preparation.

 "I was really proud of the skills our students showed and am confident that we will be able make a very strong presentation in the Palace of Westminster after half term."

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