Once again this year Etone College hosted the Historical Association’s ‘Great Debate’ competition. Eleven entrants from right across the Midlands attended, including our very own Year 13 student. Each student was required to make a five-minute speech for the question ‘Why does history matter to me?’, followed by two questions from the judging panel. We were particularly proud of our student entry, who spoke about the significance of their family History through multiple generations and why it is important to remember the past to secure a better, more peaceful future for all. 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 local heat will now go on to the next round, the Grand Final, where the overall winner will be chosen. Well done and thank you to everyone involved!