Putting their skills to the test were Park Mains High School pupils Megan Wilson and Logan Howarth, supported by Professor Moira Lewitt from UWS’ School of Health and Life Sciences. They were up against Holly Adam and Maryam Malik from Park Mains High School, supported by Dr Darryl Gunson, Senior Lecturer from UWS’ School of Media, Culture and Society.
The youngsters debated each topic to an audience of UWS students, staff and fellow classmates who voted on which team they found most convincing, seeing Megan, Logan and Professor Lewitt’s team crowned victorious.
Tom McEwan, Lecturer in Midwifery at UWS, helped introduce the initiative to the university. Speaking about the importance of encouraging debate, he said: “The UWS Debate Series aims to ensure individuals are equipped with the necessary skills and confidence to speak authoritatively on topics they feel passionately about, becoming change agents for the future.