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This House believes that the Olympics will be good for Hackney

As part of the Linklaters Hackney Debate Challenge, primary school pupils from the borough debated whether the Olympics will be good for Hackney.

As well as watching the video of this debate, why not have a go at debating it yourselves? If you’re not from a London borough, you could try broadening the motion to be “This House believes that the Olympics will be good for Britain”.

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This video was funded by Linklaters.

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