Week A

This week Year 8 students took part in a debate on Animal Welfare organised by the RSPCA at the Reading Civic Offices. The students had to go head-to-head against other schools in Reading, arguing for and against the importance of animal welfare on a number of topics, from the use of service animals to the impact of Brexit. In a close fought competition, Highdown were runners up and have qualified for the final, to be held in London.

A massive well done to Ellie Hayden, Harriet Ranson, Emily Larsen, Mo Cook, Maddie Shand, Ella Tripathi and Clemmie Thorpe. Thank you also to Kate Brazier Tope for supporting the trip.