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Emma Bell and the Scottish National Debating Team

EDM (Early Day Motion) 643: tabled on 22 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Emma Bell for earning her place on the Scottish National Debating Team; notes that Emma Bell is the first pupil from the Broxburn Academy to achieve this honour; commends this extremely difficult achievement with only five pupils in Scotland being selected each year; notes that Emma Bell is only in Secondary Three and her place on the team at such a young age is a testament to her talent and hard work; further commends the commitment and support of Robbie McDonald, the teacher who runs the debating club at Broxburn Academy; notes the support of English-Speaking Union Scotland and the team’s coach Jordan Pfotenhauer; and wishes Emma and all the team success at the World Schools Debating Competition.