The Year 6 Debate club in now in its 4th year. The club meets once a week The children decide what subjects they want to discuss, research and debate. Debating helps build confidence, speaking and listening skills and helps the children see that there are different points of view and more than one side to any argument.
In the clubs history, we have debated many varied subjects: some applicable to school like SATs and uniform, some topical like animal testing and Donald Trump and some just for fun like banning Justin Bieber.
Big Debate – Y6 v Staff- 'In 2015 & 2016, our debate team took on Crofton Academy's team in the Sandal-Crofton Debate Challenge and won both times, despite being against much older children.
This year we put on 'The Big Debate' with the year 6 team versus a team of teachers. The teachers were worthy opponents but year 6s won overall because of their passion and teamwork.