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This House believes that kids can make a big difference to the environment

As part of the Linklaters Hackney Debate Challenge, primary school pupils from the borough debated whether young people can make a difference to the environment.

There are two different versions of the same debate for you to compare, and our judges gave feedback too.

As well as watching the videos of these debates, why not have a go at debating them yourselves? You might find our stimulus sheet on the motion helpful in preparing the debate.

Debate 1

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Feedback on debate 1

Debate 2

Feedback on debate 2

These videos were funded by Linklaters.

Other debates featuring primary school pupils:

Boxing match debate

“Roll up, roll up for the boxing match debate”, the Noisy Classroom’s big-hitter for differentiation and teamwork.

Make a change

A quick exercise based on the timeless question, “what would you do if you could change the world?”

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?