TWO students from The Sixth Form College, Farnborough have shown they can argue their case.

Jamie Merrill and Amandine Groszewski have won through to the regional final of the national schools debating competition organised by the English Speaking Union.

They competed in Farnborough against schools and colleges in the southern area finals.

Jamie, 17, of Sandhurst, and Amandine, 17, of Farnborough, proposed the motion that ‘This House would shut down the national lottery', against strong opposition from George Abbot School in Guildford.

They argued that closing the lottery would be good for the individual, good for society and good for democracy.

Runners-up in the southern finals were Frensham Heights School, arguing ‘This House would arm the bobby on the beat'.

Last year Eton College beat Farnborough Sixth Form in the regional final.