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

Pupils from Cardinal Pole RC Secondary School in Hackney finish their Science topic on nutrition by having a debate on the motion “This House believes that it is worse to eat too much than to eat too little”.

The parliamentary debate format used in the video, with additional opportunities for questions from the audience at the end of the debate, demonstrates how this exciting and engaging Speaking & Listening activity can be used in a classroom setting. The pupils lead the learning, with an opportunity for the teacher to reinforce key points of learning at the end of the debate.

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The video was funded by Linklaters as part of their work with schools in Hackney.

 

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