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How to prepare for a debate
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How to prepare for a debate

Students from Clapton Girls' Academy show us the key steps to prepare as a team for a debate, using the BP format.

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This House would abandon nuclear power
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This House would abandon nuclear power

Teams of 3 give 8-minute speeches and engage in rigorous analysis using the World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) format.

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This House would ban cars from city centres
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This House would ban cars from city centres

Students from Clapton Girls' Academy debate this interesting Geography motion in British Parliamentary (BP) format.

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This House would lower the voting age to 12
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This House would lower the voting age to 12

14 year-old pupils from Bury St Edmunds debate an engaging politics motion in a 3-a-side format with floor debate.

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This House believes that the Treaty of Versailles was the main cause of World War II
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This House believes that the Treaty of Versailles was the main cause of World War II

GCSE pupils from Hackney debate this history exam classic in a 2-a-side format with audience questions.

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This House believes that it is worse to eat too much than to eat too little
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This House believes that it is worse to eat too much than to eat too little

Weighty arguments in our lean, mean 2-a-side format with plenty of audience questions for dessert.

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This House believes that Romeo and Juliet’s parents were responsible for their children’s deaths
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This House believes that Romeo and Juliet’s parents were responsible for their children’s deaths

Two debate teams, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene ...

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Rebuttal tennis
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Rebuttal tennis

The ball's in your court, as singles and doubles players line up for some quick-witted rallies of responses.

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Boxing match debate
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Boxing match debate

"Roll up, roll up for the boxing match debate", the Noisy Classroom's big-hitter for differentiation and teamwork.

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Where do you stand?
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Where do you stand?

Are you on one side, or the other? Who occupies the centre ground? Are you part of a group or out on a limb?

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