This House believes that computers are better than books

As part of work in Hackney generously funded by Linklaters, pupils from Thomas Fairchild and Sebright Primary Schools debated the motion “This House believes that computers are better than books”.

As well as watching the video of this debate, why not have a go at debating it yourselves? If you want to avoid duplicating the debate exactly, you could have a go at a similar theme such as “This House believes that computers are bad for us” or “This house believes that books are better than TV”.

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This video was funded by Linklaters.

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This House believes that the Olympics will be good for Hackney

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