Joseph Chamberlain College played host to the Debating Matters Birmingham 2018 championships earlier this month. Students from the College brought their debating skills to the table in a fiercely competitive contest. Competing schools included Alcester Grammar School, Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys and Tudor Grange Academy Solihull, Leicester Grammar School and King Edward VI Aston.
Michael Olatokun (pictured above) served as a judge on this year’s Debating Matters panel. Of the event, Michael said:
“Last month I had the great pleasure to serve as a judge for the annual Academy of Ideas ‘Debating Matters’ competition. This initiative was hosted by Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, another education centre engaged in delivery of the programme, and saw students from across the country debate topics as wide ranging as the risk of contact sports, the removal of historical monuments and the implications of artificial intelligence developments for humanity. Debating is an immensely important skill that all active citizens require in order to make decisions with others. Schools interested in participating in this fantastic programme can contact the team here.”