The team, made up Fourth Form pupils Ranulf Prentis, Dominic Inglis-Jones and Third Former Tom Bright, made it through a challenging group stage, quarter- and semi-final to edge out Ridgemount in front of a packed audience in the Science Lecture Theatre.
The final motion, hotly contested, was whether the UN can be considered defunct in a challenging international climate.
Churchill's proposed eloquent arguments full of powerful persuasion and depth and were countered successfully by the impressive Ridgemount team of Aman Chetan, Louis Graham and Third Former Ed Scott.
The judging panel, led by the Headmaster, took significant time to deliberate the outcome before awarded the win, by the closest of margins, to Churchill's.
Congratulations to all involved in a superb final showcasing the very best of Shrewsbury debating. My thanks to the staff and pupil judges, without whom it would not be possible to run the competition, and to the Headmaster for so kindly offering to judge the final.