Last Friday, at a keenly contested debate about climate change protests, between eight different schools, the Chigwell School team of Nichita and Filip were judged runners-up.  The event, which was held at Debden Park High School, was Nichita’s first debating competition and he acquitted himself extremely well, backed up by the more experienced Filip.  Chigwell debating students: Julia, Denys, Aleksa and Matthew all attended to give the pair their support.  English teacher, Mr Roderick Lonsdale commented “Everyone agreed that it had been a most successful evening and that they had all learned a lot about different debating techniques”.