Alex and Tom may well be our future politicians

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SACKING teachers, tackling dictators and banning alcohol were subjects two King’s School pupils debated at Cambridge University.

Alex Harrod and Tom Armson travelled to the university on Saturday to compete in the International Competition for Young Debaters.

The duo were pitched against 64 teams of students in Years 8 and 9. The boys had just 15 minutes to prepare and present their arguments, either proposing or opposing the motion dependent on the draw.

Alex and Tom came third debating ‘Western governments should pay dictators to stand down’, first in ‘Pupils should have the right to sack bad teachers’ and third debating ‘Alcohol should be banned’.

Teacher Miranda Hughes said: “They were a credit to the school.”