On Thursday 30th November, Etone College once again hosted the Historical Association’s ‘Great Debate’ competition. Entrants from right across the Midlands attended, including our very own Year 13 students. Each student was required to make a five minute speech for the question “Which historical place or person from your local area deserves greater recognition?” followed by two questions from the judging panel. We were particularly proud of our student entries, who spoke about the significance of two local historical figures from Warwick and Leamington respectively. It was a great night all round for our student orators, who demonstrated key employability skills – particularly effective communication, and later organisation when answering questions from the judges. The winner of the regional heat will now go on to the next round, the national semi-finals. Well done and thank you to everyone involved.