Report by Syd (7R4)
Five girls from Wilson's School Sutton faced five boys from RPA. The motion was "THW* ban all sale of tobacco". Abdirahman soon put RPA into an early lead with his fluent speech on freedom and law and the opposition were left with few holes to pick. The Sutton team crumbled under the pressure of RPA questioning and the first round was a clear lead by RPA.
In the second round, a school from Redbridge proved much tougher opposition. Both teams put to use a vicious melee of questions to the opposition and played a focused and tactical game. RPA ended with a strong summary statement and edged their way into the final. The motion: "THW require all to pass a test on current affairs and politics before being allowed to vote"
Orleans are borough champions for the second year running. RPA are in second place but their eyes are set on next year's title and perhaps other debates in the interval.
Man of the match: Daniel A with his endless pool of knowledge that was crucial in the team planning stage.
Team: Abdirahman H (captain), Sydney M, Robert H, Lawrence B and Daniel A.
* THW stands for 'this house would'