Sir Brian Leveson to judge this year's inter-school debating competition

PUBLISHED: 10:18 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:18 18 September 2018

Last years debating competition final winners, Katie from Soham Village College and Ellen from Ely College,  with Lucy Frazer MP. PHOTO: Caroline Cosgrove

Last years debating competition final winners, Katie from Soham Village College and Ellen from Ely College, with Lucy Frazer MP. PHOTO: Caroline Cosgrove

Caroline Cosgrove

A real life judge will be judging the south east Cambridgeshire annual inter-school debating competition,

This year’s final will be judged by President of the Queen’s Bench Division and Head of Criminal Justice Sir Brian Leveson, best known for The Leveson inquiry following the phone hacking scandal in 2011.

The competition, organised by SE Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer, is now in its fifth year.

A debating skills training day held on Friday, September 7, at the Cambridge Union marked the start of the annual debating season for Year 11 pupils across the region.

Over the next three months, schools across the constituency will run in house heats with the winners being put forward to compete in the final.

Ms Frazer commented: “I am so happy that, five years on, this competition is going from strength to strength and that is all due to the commitment and support of the teachers involved from secondary schools across the constituency.”

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