Debating Competition

This is a report written by Olivia in Year 6.

On Thursday the 17th March six students from year 5 and 6 went to the Harrogate Borough Council Chambers to take part in a debating competition. The debate was on the subject ‘Is our climate changing?’ - a question many people may feel strongly about. Thomas and myself had to argue for and against. Thomas did the ‘for ‘ and I did the ‘against’ which proved to be a very hard task as not many people believe climate change is not happening!

Phoebe, Sam, Tom and Grace were all questioners. Their task was to question the other schools’ speakers. While we didn’t win, we all found it to be a really enjoyable experience.

We would all like to thank Mrs Benning for helping us with our speeches and Grace’s mum for coming with us and supporting us. Well done to Thomas who won best boy. - Olivia