Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry MP joined pupils at The Kimberley School for the official launch of the school’s debating society.
The society was in fact formed at the Newdigate Street school in September 2012.
It meets fortnightly to debate as well as undertake activities to improve students’ debating skills.
Miss Soubry said: “It was a pleasure to launch The Kimberley School debating society.
“The debate I chaired was of excellent quality and the students performed extremely well.
“I wish the society and the students every success for the future.”