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Year 9 History Balloon Debate Final

Posted on 14th March 2019

The bar was incredibly high with the standard of this year’s speeches for the History Balloon Debate. Elected by their peers from their form heats, our finalists argued for their chosen individual; great men and women who had captivated their interest with stories of power, discovery, compassion, conviction and a willingness to question the world around them. Mr. Hopkins and Dr. James Greenhalgh from the School of History and Heritage at Lincoln University had the unenviable task of deciding the winning trio to award House Points and a cup at Awards Evening for first place. Congratulations to all our finalists, it was hotly fought !

The winning students were:

First place:                Holly Bradbury as Malala Yousafzai

Second place:          Jonathan Omanbude as Stan Lee

Third place:               Emma Cowan as Indira Gandhi


Our other finalists were:

Maeve Carey as Irena Sandler

Emily Quill as Cai Lun

Henry Clark as King Alfred

Kieran Green as Napoleon

Hania Obaid as Albert Einstein

Benjamin Scott as Louis Pasteur