Friday Debate

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Friday is debate day in the senior classroom.  The children debate topical issues that interest them and that are relevant in their lives.  Debating is a valuable skill which gives children confidence and helps to develop their language abilities.  Here are some of the issues that we have had so far this year:

Soccer Players get paid too much

Children nowadays have it easier

Computer games are better than sports

All Children should have mobile phones

Beauty Pageants help children with their self-esteem

Coming up:

Nobody should have to pay for water

Nobody should keep pets

Teachers should not be allowed to go on strike

Global warming is not our problem

Money is the most important thing in the world

 

We would encourage you to ask your child about the ‘Friday Debate’ and practise using the language of debating.

I propose the motion that…

I oppose the motion that…

According to…

Therefore…