Two London-based schools have won a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition, as the top primary and secondary school competitors are announced after hundreds took part.

Elmhurst Primary School and Sydenham School have won the Debate Mate Cup x RSPCA Grand Finals, beating off competition from 24 other schools in the two grand finales – with separate RSPCA-supported events for primary school pupils, and for secondary school pupils, for the very first time.

A total of 130 primary and secondary schools took … Continue reading…

Schools from Birmingham, Reading and Leeds have qualified for the finale of a prestigious debating competition, to take place at Westminster’s Church House.

The RSPCA has been hosting Great Debate events, with school children debating a host of animal welfare topics at “centres of citizenship and democracy” across England.

15 teams from ten schools have competed in three England heats – with six schools winning through and reaching June’s final.

Debates aim to inspire school pupils to research, explore and … Continue reading…

Six schools from across Wales have qualified for the finale of a prestigious debating competition, to take place at the National Assembly for Wales.

RSPCA Cymru has been hosting Great Debate events, with school children debating a host of animal welfare topics at “centres of citizenship and democracy” across Wales.

Twenty two teams from 21 schools have competed in five Wales heats – with schools from Cardiff, Bangor, Milford Haven, Pontypridd, Llanelli and Rhydyfelin winning through and reaching June’s final…. Continue reading…

School pupils from across Wales have swapped their classroom for the National Assembly for Wales’ Siambr Hywel – putting the topic of animal welfare under the spotlight.

Ysgol Plasmawr (Cardiff), Pembroke School (Pembrokeshire), Builth Wells High (Powys), Cardiff High (Cardiff), Ysgol Bryn Tawe (Swansea) and Ysgol Rhydywaun (Rhondda Cynon Taf) all took part in RSPCA Cymru’s annual ‘Great Debate’ event in Cardiff on Friday (22 June).

Schools had come through regional heats to reach the Siambr Hywel finale; the debate … Continue reading…

Six schools have shone the spotlight on who has responsibility for animal welfare, in the landmark setting of the old National Assembly for Wales debating chamber.

Llantwit Major Comprehensive, St Richard Gwyn RC High (Barry), Builth Wells High, Cardiff High, Cardinal Newman RC (Rhydyfelin), and Lewis School Pengam all took part in RSPCA Cymru’s annual ‘Great Debate’ event, on Friday 23 June.

The Siambr Hywel debate focuses on six groups who all have a role in promoting and protecting the … Continue reading…