Young debaters gather for a battle of words at Midhurst

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There was some straight talking at Midhurst Rother College when the school hosted the Rother Valley debate competition sponsored by The Midhurst & Petworth Rotary Club.

Nine schools took part in five debates on subjects as varied and contentious as bans on advertising to children and gambling.

Adjudicators were Petworth district councillor Eileen Lintill, Chris Wigley youth activities leader for the Rotary Club, MRC English teacher Robin Kemp and Year 8 students from MRC.

Midhurst Primary School were winners and Easebourne came second. Pictured from left are Eve Daniels, teacher Caroline Hulbert, Madeleine Byer, Oscar Rothwell

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