CHILDREN from Ingleton Community Primary School will be pitched against the best young debaters in the county.

The six year six children have reached the finals of the inter-schools debating competition after winning the district contest in Skipton.

Held in Belle Vue Square, the Ingleton team debated the question: Are children happier and healthier than their parents at their age?

They had to give a speech, putting forward their argument, and question other teams.

As well as winning the school award, Ingleton's Jed Cartledge won an individual prize.

Organised by North Yorkshire County Council, the competition will conclude with the final on June 8 at the council headquarters.

The judging panel will include council chairman, Cllr David Jeffels, and Pete Dwyer, director of children and young people's services.