04 April 2011
Ashkaan Golestani, Dominic Bealby-Wright and Xiaoyuan Li reached the Midland Regional Final of the ESU national Public Speaking Competition.
The KES First Debating Team of Frank Lawton and Andrew Macarthur won the national Birmingham Schools\' Competition in February. KES had half the teams in the final, and four in the top eight.
The same team won through to the national Finals\' Day of the Oxford Union\'s UK-wide tournament in March. They were a little disappointed to finish 44th nationally, out of more than 700 original teams.
Frank Lawton and Henry Tonks are Central Region Champions and have won through to the England Final of the English-Speaking Union\'s national Mace Debating Competition, to compete against the other five best schools in the country, in London on April 1st.