In the senior room over the last couple of months we have been undertaking debates in our classroom. We have worked on numerous motions including ‘Cats make better pets then dogs’, ‘Homework is a waste of time’ and ‘All students should be required to take a cooking class’. We were set into 2 teams and we had to argue out our points against our opposing team. I really enjoyed debating and I think everyone else did as well. I learned how to research interesting, snappy facts and the language of debating-for example-oppose/propose the motion, rebuttals and how to refute an argument.
I learned that I must speak in a loud clear voice, add a little humour and keep inside the time limits!