12 children from Year 5 went to the Debate Mate launch in Westminster as part of the debating competition that Orchard Primary school is taking part in. It is a great opportunity to become more articulate and confident when speaking. They will be trained in the art of debating by an experienced university student and then they will go onto competitions against schools from Hackney. There will also be a final competition against all the schools in London! We wish them the best of luck.