Autumn Term Debating Round-Up

13th January 2023

Last term, the Debating Club members learnt to think carefully about a variety of topical motions.

They worked well to collaborate and discuss ideas both ‘for’ and ‘against’ for motions including: London is the best city in the world; outside games are better than inside games; summer is better than winter; every child should grow up with a pet.

The debaters conducted their own research on iPads using child-friendly websites and, once allocated to teams, worked together and decided who the 1st, 2nd and 3rd speaker would be, and decided what each speaker would say. The members of the audience were tasked with awarding points to each speaker based on their content and coherence.

We love Debating at Redcliffe as it helps the children with such a broad range skills, including developing their confidence, curiosity, critical thinking, communication and leadership.