Debating

This year the fifth class and sixth class girls are learning how to debate.

In January we invited the debating team from Loreto Abbey to speak to us about debating. They modelled a debate for us and spoke about the rules of debating and the role of the different people involved in the debate

The new vocabulary we learned was:

  • Motion
  • Adjudicator
  • Time keeper
  • Opposition
  • Chairperson
  • Refute
  • Propose
  • Floor
  • Speaker

We also learned how to refute an argument and how to provide evidence of the sources used for information.

This year we have held debates on such topics as “Video games are bad for children”, “Mixed schools are best” and “Uniforms should be banned”.

We are looking forward to having more debates between classes and we intend to invite other schools to debate with us. Maybe some parents might take up the challenge and debate with us!

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