The ESU's London Debate Challenge bring Debating into the 32 boroughs of London. The competition is open only to state maintained schools and academies across the capital, focussing on schools who don't have a tradition of debating.

Each borough runs its own competition, helped in most cases by ESU mentors. The winners of these individual competitions then come together for the grand finals day, to battle it out to become the London Debate Challenge Champion.

This film shows highlights from the Grand Finals day, with the preliminary rounds held at SOAS and the final itself in the magnificent surroundings of King's Place, home of the Guardian Media Group.

The ESU is grateful to The Week, MediaCom and ESU London Region for their generous support of the LDC2013. We would also like to thank the Guardian Media Group and SOAS for the use of their wonderful venues.

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