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Pupils from Great Yarmouth Charter win debating competition

PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 April 2018

Pupils from Great Yarmouth Charter Academy received their prize from mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne. Picture: Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

Pupils from Great Yarmouth Charter Academy received their prize from mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne. Picture: Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

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Great Yarmouth Charter pupils have proved their verbal dexterity by scooping the top prize in a debating competition.

It is the second time the school has taken the trophy in the annual Great Yarmouth Schools’ Debate Competition.

Year 9 pupils Georgia Harvey, Kenny Pitts and Lauren Revell advanced through to the finals, where they went up against Year 10 pupils from Caister Academy to present their arguments on US gun laws and the gender pay gap.

The event was held at Great Yarmouth Town Hall on Thursday, April 26, and was presided over by mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne, who also presented the team with their trophies.

They team has been supported by teacher Vikki Savage. She said: “The final was held in front of judges from each of the local political parties and the mayor and they were very impressed with our pupils.

“Our team presented absolutely fantastically and are a credit to the academy.”

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