On Tuesday 31st May, nine of our Year 10 and 11 pupils travelled up to Fife, Scotland, to attend the Ethics Cup final at the University of St Andrews.

We were the only state school in the UK who made it through to the finals, which is a fantastic achievement and we are extremely proud of the pupils involved.

There were some difficult debates for the pupils to participate in, including whether trials should be streamed, if we should be allowed to buy each other pets as gifts and whether sleep-outs are an appropriate way to raise money and awareness for the homeless.

Our pupils showed great resilience and character and presented themselves very well throughout the day. Unfortunately they didn’t make it through to the final stages, but it was still a brilliant achievement for the pupils to make it as far as they did.