Issued: October 25, 2016
Brexit topic for this year's Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary
Eight schools will again be competing for the Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Cup when they take part in the annual event organised by Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing.
The teams, each comprising two students, will debate the Motion: “This House believes that Britain’s influence in the world will be greater once it leaves the European Union”.
The teams from West Hatch High School, Epping St John's School, Roding Valley High School and Debden Park High School will be speaking for the Motion while the Chigwell School, King Harold Academy, Braeside School and Davenant Foundation School teams will speak against the Motion.
The competition takes place at Roding Valley High School, Loughton, on Friday, November 18.
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing said: "I am very much looking forward to the evening which always sees a high standard of debate from the participating students.
"It is certainly the hot topic in UK politics at the moment and it will be interesting to see the arguments which are put forward by the teams this year."