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This house believes... Year 8 debating

January 2021

With an immensely topical motion, ‘This house believes lockdown can improve our lives’, Year 8 debaters this week got stuck into a new term of honing arguments, points of order, rebuttals and propositions. With Ms Chapman dispensing sage advice as they went along, each speaker made some brilliant points both for and against the motion, bringing in issues such as environmental concerns and the positive effect on air quality during the lockdowns, loneliness and the challenge of mental health in isolating circumstances, poverty and furlough, the arts industry, and the human need for social interaction.

It is of course a topic which the whole country is grappling with currently, but these debaters are certainly not afraid to take on the big issues. Keep going!

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