Six students from year 5 and 6 ventured to Erskineville Public School on Monday to learn all about the process of debating. Gathered in their hall with almost a 100 other students from schools like Summer Hill, Darlington, Newtown North and Haberfield, they learnt all about the process of debating.
As mentioned last week, debating is possibly the hardest thing you can ask a primary aged child to do. Not only do they have to develop arguments about a specific topic that they may not previously know, they then have to write a speech and present its
‘Matter' with good ‘Manner' and structure the whole debate with good ‘Method'.
The Workshop was presented by the Arts Unit and with three funny and engaging teachers, the time went very quickly. There were plenty of pieces of good advice such as what to include in an argument and how to effectively rebut another teams argument.
At the end of the day, everyone got to write one argument and to rebut an argument from the opposing team. It was exhausting but they all presented well and learnt heaps.
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