The ESU Schools' Mace National Final will took place on March 27th at Dartmouth House, London.
The National Final represented the culmination of 6 months of debating, with 350 teams competing across three rounds. We were left with the best 12 teams representing each of the regions of England, who competed not only to be National Champions, but to represent England at the International Mace Final in Cork in April.
The teams who have made it through to the National Finals Day were:
Bishop Wordsworth's School (South)
St.Francis Xavier's College (North West)
Cheney School (West Midlands)
Queen Elizabeth's Hospital (South West)
King Edward VI School (East)
Haberdashers Aske's Boys School (West London)
Heckmondwike Grammar School (East Midlands)
Alleyn's (East London)
Bellerbys College Brighton (South East)
King Edward VI Grammar School (East South)
RGS Worcester (West)
KING EDWARD VI school (North East)
After two tightly fought semi-finals the two teams progressing to the Grand Final were Cheney School (West Midlands) and Alleyn's (East London. The two teams debated the motion; THB that the history curriculum in English Schools should focus primarily on events and issues of world importance, rather than the UK and its past.
The winners were Cheney School from proposition who went on to the International Schools' Mace Final.
For all the photos from the day, please visit the Photobox page here.