debate Archives - Perrott Hill

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Year 6 Debate

Our recent Year 6 debate on whether or not Roald Dahl’s books should be reworded was a hotly contested affair with impassioned speeches from both sides and some thoughtful questioning from the floor. Very well done to our proposers Daisie, Evie and Albert whose motion that the author’s books should not be tampered with was […]

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13th June 2023

Year 7 Debate

Factory farming was the hot topic at Friday’s Year 7 debate, as pupils argued the pros and cons of intensive agriculture. Very well done to both teams who presented their ideas with poise, and to the chair and timekeeper for leading the proceedings. Following some fervent questioning from the floor, the motion to ban factory […]

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25th November 2022

Year 8 Debate

Emotions ran high in the Theatre on Friday afternoon as Year 8 debated the rights and wrongs of assisted dying. Kaitlin, Toby H and Magnus gave a good account of themselves in opposing the motion but it was their adversaries Toby S, Elsa and Eleanor who won the day as the motion to legalise euthanasia […]

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6th October 2021

Year 7 Debate

We expected the motion of last Friday’s Year 7 Debate on Teams to be a hot potato and it certainly did not disappoint! The question of whether or not violent video games should be banned was hotly contested and despite persuasive arguments from proposers Eleanor, Harry and Sophie our Chairman, Ollie, declared Magnus, Barnaby and […]

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11th March 2021

Year 8 Debate

Last Friday saw an excellent Year 8 debate on whether prisons should place punishment before rehabilitation. A lively exchange of views resulted in a hard earned win for the opposition. Congratulations to Oliver, Nia and Luke who proposed the motion and to Jemima, Sebastian and Ronnie, their opposers. Our thanks to Sam who chaired the […]

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22nd November 2019

Year 7 Debate

For the first time in recent Perrott Hill history, last week’s Year 7 debate was too close to call! Pupils were contesting the motion, ‘This house believes that break time is more important than lesson time,’ with some well-researched and thought-provoking arguments put forward by both sides. Very well done to all the children involved […]

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19th March 2019

Year 8 Debate

Our Year 8 pupils battled it out in the Grundy Hall last week, contesting the motion ‘This house believes nothing is more precious than independence.’ After some rousing speeches and thoughtful questioning from the floor, the motion was defeated by a miniscule margin. Well done to all our speakers, along with our super-efficient timekeeper and […]

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12th February 2019