15 Nov 2018
This House Believes That Technology Makes Us Feel More Alone’
We invite anyone in the community who would like to support the pupils, to register and come along.
This is the 9th successful year of the debate and last night (14 November) Scullion LAW hosted the semi-final in the boardroom of their HQ in Hamilton. The debate is part of Scullion LAW’s continued commitment to the community which we have served in Hamilton since 1979. Every year the competition grows in popularity and the quality of debating intensifies. Nicholas Scullion, Managing Director quotes ‘We are so proud of all the pupils who take part and would like to thank everyone for having the courage and confidence to join the competition.
We hope that it provides pupils with invaluable life skills for the future and our door is always open to you and your families. We are in the heart of the community and we are committed to its success. The talent in the local schools is incredible and a true credit to the teachers, parents and hard work from the inspiring and aspiring, pupils. We are proud as a business to be in Hamilton to support such a wonderful competition. Next year will be our 10th year!’.
Holy Cross High School pupils, Niamh Gallagher & Marie-Therese Kerr spoke FOR the motion This House Believes That Our Privacy Is More Important Than National Security against reigning champions Duncanrig Secondary pupils, Abby Cassidy & Emma Carfrae.
Uddingston Grammar pupils Eilidh Strang & Olivia Wilson debated FOR the motion This House Believes That Social Media Does More Harm Than Good against Hamilton Grammar pupils Katy Anderson & Amy Gordon.
Gordon Lennox, Scullion LAW Senior Private Client Solicitor, who judged the semi-final quotes “ I was very impressed again with all the students who took part and once more they proved themselves to be masters of their brief. Speaking for 6 minutes each is no mean feat and they all managed to do so intelligently and respectfully. It’s a shame only 2 teams could go to through to the final but their spaces are well deserved. We would like to wish both teams the very best of luck and we look forward to the final on 4 December. Please come along and support them. ”
Final Motion 4 December will be held in the HQ of South Lanarkshire Council. It promises to be interesting debate on a very current and relevant topic ‘This House Believes That Technology Makes Us Feel More Alone’ Holy Cross High School will speak FOR this v Hamilton Grammar will speak AGAINST.
If you would like to come along to listen in, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee, refreshments and entertainment will be provided. We are delighted to have the support of the local Provost Ian McAllan, MSP Margaret Mitchell, The Education Team from South Lanarkshire Council and Tunnock’s. We would also like to thank the Hamilton Advertiser, The Journal and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for their continued support. Thank you for featuring this wonderful news in celebration of the talented youth in our society.