The debating season reached its finale last weekend at Durham, the largest residential U18 tournament with 260 entries. Six Paulinas placed in the top twelve speakers, and four teams qualified for the quarter-finals. Josie Dallas and Jackie Li (VII) were top qualifiers and Bella Forristal (VI) was awarded best speaker, amazing achievements considering there were twelve international teams in the field! Congratulations to the school’s other quarter-finalists: Antonia Ruddle, Flora Spielman (VII), Freya Wilson (VI), Kathryn Cussons and Armaghan Hallajian (VIII). At the end of the season, six girls at St Paul’s have won England trials.