The students are judged on their use of English and are expected to demonstrate a high level of fluency. The team as a whole has to participate and be able to express their own viewpoint and ask questions. Participants are required to have investigated the different themes beforehand and demonstrate a good level of general knowledge. All have to show correct behaviour in respecting other people’s viewpoints and listening attentively to these opinions.
The involvement and hard work of all six students were responsible for the school being awarded one of the top three positions. The judges decided that the best three students from Hastings School were Olalla, Jesus and Luca. As a result of this success they have been invited to the Valencia National Selection 2014 to be held from April 24th to April 27th 2014.