We finished the term with two debates
Television is ruining society ( 3rd and 4th class)
Technology is ruining society (oldest pupils)
The pupils had to work hard on their debates, they were divided into two sides “for” and against”. They had time for research and in group discussion to decide “who” would talk about “what to talk about”.
Then they decided the order they would speak. Each pupil had 2-3 minutes to debate their point and then there were lively discussions after both debates.
The pupils have spent the last day or two questioning all the staff to get their side on the debates and getting into deep discussions with them. It has been great to see.
Thanks to all the staff that helped them with preparing the debate and to those who helped with the adjudicating .