The ESU Schools’ Mace is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious debating competitions. With entries from over 300 schools, we have now whittled the competition down to the best team from each of the 8 regions of England. It is worth congratulating every single team for making it so far in the competition.
The Schools’ Mace represents not only an amazing opportunity for students to hone their debating skills, but also to grow incredible transferable skills in learning to communicate, construct logical and coherent arguments, and make use of empirical evidence.
The event takes place at Dartmouth House on the 25th of March. The day will begin with the Semi-Finals at 11.30 and should be finished no later than 5 pm.
The Schools’ Mace Final takes place at Dartmouth House, and entrance is free, although if you are planning to attend we would ask you to notify us for the purposes of catering and seating.
The winner from the day will go on to represent England at the International Mace Final against Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in April, which will be taking place in Cardiff.