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This House would ban cars from city centres

Students from Clapton Girls’ Academy in Hackney debate this interesting Geography motion in British Parliamentary (BP) format.

Great debates don’t come from nowhere, though; watch how they prepared for this debate with Mel Pope, Noisy Classroom trainer and international debate champion.

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

 

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How to prepare for a debate

Students from Clapton Girls’ Academy show us the key steps to prepare as a team for a debate, using the BP format.

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This House would abandon nuclear power

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