Trevelyan School pupils and teachers had double reason to be proud on Friday - after they hosted a Rotary Youth Speaks Competition and their intermediate team won through to the district finals.

Ten teams from Wycombe, Ascot, Sunningdale and Windsor took part in the contest.

The winning Trevelyan team in the intermediate section of the competition tackled the subject “money can buy happiness” - debated by Fiona Winters and Anushka Sagar, ably chaired by George Burden.

They were joined for the winning team photograph by Matilda Kemp and Ruth Mendy from the school's second team entry who had proposed and opposed the motion "this house believes that technology will save the world".

Also in the team picture was Windsor and Eton Rotary Club’s President Ralph Cooper whose daughter happens to be headteacher at Trevelyan.

Wycombe Abbey School in Abbey Way won the senior competition of the competition with their debate “can I change the world?"

Chair Alyssa Conradie, proposer Felicite Baroudel and opposer Chloe Davis offered very convincing arguments from both sides - just taking the top spot from Windsor Girls School, whose two teams debated the issues "mobile phones have a positive impact on today's society" and "abortion does not deserve to be morally condemned".

The other senior competing schools were Charters School, Sunningdale debating "this house believes that technology will save the world" while pupils at Marist School, Sunninghill wanted to know "are zoos an ethical place for animals?"

The other intermediate schools were Charters with "this house believes that freedom of speech should be abolished," Wycombe Abbey - "Should torture be used in interrogation?" and Licensed Victuallers School with "this house believes that Extinction Rebellion is a necessity in today's world."