Our German team won this year’s northern schools modern foreign languages debating competition on a day on which we recorded our best ever results in the contest.
Our sixth form pupils debated against other schools on complex issues in their respective languages, with topics ranging from “let’s tackle poverty here, not abroad” and “give me a pen, not a gun” to “university education is a waste of time and money”.
David Edgley and Liza Vul beat 16 other teams to the German prize, confirming Stockport Grammar’s place on the winners’ shield for a third year in a row after Ryan Jude and Jed Holloway won the 2013 competition and William Byrne and Kris Fisher were victorious in 2012.
Our French team of Ana Krywonos and Anna Madden were narrowly defeated in their final, while Eleanor Gowrie and Jake Sanders did brilliantly to reach the semi-final in the Spanish category.
“Daunting and demanding task”
French teacher Mr David Lorentz was delighted with our pupils’ performance:
Our school was the only one to have three representatives in the semi-finals, and we’re very proud of our pupils for the quality of their arguments, their linguistic ability and their determination in what is a very daunting and demanding task.