Among the many things I learned is that state school pupils should not feel intimidated
As I was not entirely familiar with debating to that standard, I felt quite alienated. However during the course of the workshop the students made me feel comfortable, which was not what I was expecting.
Amongst the many things I learnt, was that students who attend state schools/colleges may be less privileged, but they should not be intimidated by those who attend private boarding schools/colleges…
Vanessa reflects on a Uni Genius debating event at Wellington College