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Hertfordshire schoolboys are ahead of the debate

PUBLISHED: 08:33 01 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:07 20 February 2013

Hertfordshire schoolboys are ahead of the debate

Hertfordshire schoolboys are ahead of the debate

THE Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School debating team of Aaron Taylor and Miles Coleman won the Grand Final of the Oxford University Debating competition. Miles also won the prize for the best speaker.

THE Haberdashers Askes Boys School debating team of Aaron Taylor and Miles Coleman won the Grand Final of the Oxford University Debating competition. Miles also won the prize for the best speaker.


This is a hugely prestigious competition with over 800 teams competing, including all the current England and Scotland debating internationals and the Canadian national team. Aaron and Miles won the Grand Final while arguing for the very difficult motion This house would replace all age restrictions with tests of psychological competence.


Aaron said, It was a very difficult motion to consider properly when we only had 15 minutes preparation time, but thats what makes it exciting.
A second team from the Elstree school, Hasan Dindjer and Edward Schwitzer, were also competing in the Grand Final and were members of the England School Debating team which recently returned as runners-up from the World Schools Debating competition in Qatar.

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