Can money buy happiness? Is home schooling better than traditional education? Should abortion be morally condemned?

These were just three of the subjects tackled by talented young speakers when they took part in Windsor and Eton Rotary Club's Youth Speaks competition.

The competition was held at Jafar Hall in Eton College.

Edward Shekiluwa, chairman of one of the two teams from Trevelyan School won the best speaker prize. He took on the subject of home schooling and whether it was better than traditional education.

The Intermediate school team winners were George Burden, Fiona Winters proposing and Anushka Sagar opposing the motion that 'money can't buy happiness'.

The senior winners were members of the younger team from Windsor Girls School. Their subject was 'mobile phones - do they have a positive impact?'

The team was chaired by Olatz Bulson-Roman with proposer Scarlett O’Shaughnessy and opposer Lydia Sampson.

Scarlett won best speaker and so walked away with Amazon vouchers she can use to buy more books, videos and mobile apps.

Chairman of the Rotary Club youth committee Jon Davey said: "The students gave an amazing account of themselves, sharing their thoughts on their chosen topics with a passion and belief normally only seen on TV when a CEO is fighting their corner"