Record numbers to participate in Parliamentary Schools Debates in Milton Keynes

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This year’s Parliamentary Schools Debates organised by city MPs is set to be the toughest yet.

All eligible schools are participating for the first time and are ready for their face-off on Friday.

MK South schools will be holding their debates at the Walton High School while MK North’s will hold at the Webber Independent School, with both competitions will start at 6.30pm.

Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South, said “This year’s competition will likely be the most competitive yet.

“The standard of debates just gets better each year – which is a great credit to the hardworking teachers, parents and pupils in MK who help to make this annual event a huge success.”

The semi-finals will take place in the Council Chamber on Friday, November 21 and finals at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, December 16.

Also commenting on the debates, Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North, said “We have such brilliant young people in our schools and these debates are designed to further develop their all-round skills.

“I am really looking forward to another year of ever improving standard of debates by our young people.”

Last year’s competition was won by Shenley Brook End School.