Debating News

Last Friday, The Debating Society welcomed Barbara Coupar, Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, and Patrick Mackie, from the Scottish Secular Society, to debate the motion This House Would Abolish State Funded Faith Schools. The debate was wide ranging and stimulating as each speaker presented their arguments and explored the issues around faith schools.


There were a lot of contributions from the floor and pupils were keen to ask questions and discuss the topic with our guest speakers. We are very grateful to both Barbara and Patrick for their willingness to give up their time to support The Debating Society and for enabling the issue of faith schools to be discussed in such a thoughtful and respectful manner.

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