Videos of full debates

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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This House believes that we should only eat food produced in Britain
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This House believes that we should only eat food produced in Britain

There are lots of reasons why we might decide only to eat food from our own country, and patriotism is only one of them.

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This House believes that computers are better than books
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This House believes that computers are better than books

Six tech-savvy and well-read primary pupils from Hackney debate this motion which is so relevant for all in education today.

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This House believes that the Olympics will be good for Hackney
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This House believes that the Olympics will be good for Hackney

A great example of a topical and geographically-specific topic from 2012; what similar motions might you set?

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