HAMPSHIRE pupils had the chance to take part in a debate of the philosophical kind when a ‘Philosothon’ was staged at their school.

The event at Wildern school in Hedge End was hosted by the RE department and was only the second one of its kind to be held in the UK.

A Philosothon is a competition between teams of students from different schools who come together to participate before being judged, in a number of philosophical enquiries.