28 year 9 & 10 pupils visited Notre Dame on June 22 to compete in a full day’s debating competition with a difference: the Trinity Cup.
The competition was judged by Nick Chandley from DialogueWorks and David Ellis from Leeds Trinity University, who sponsor the event. They were hugely impressed with the pupils' ability to collaborate with each other and have productive discussions about questions such as, 'Do you have to be strict to be a good parent?', 'Does science or religion give a better explanation of where the universe came from?' and 'Does a “proper” Christian have to be poor?'.
A student from St John Fisher Catholic High School, Harrogate, won the individual Stella Maris prize for virtue, and The Holy Family Catholic High School, Carlton, went home with the team trophy. Nick Chandley said, “I could genuinely give each and every one of you an award today for how you have got involved in thinking and talking together about these questions.”