In order to learn how to use persuasive language, Room 13 prepared for Pod Debates. Each pod was split into two teams and given a motion. We drafted and redrafted our speeches until we felt confident enough to engage in a debate with the opposition/proposition.
The four motions were as follows:
-School should start later.
-Uniforms are unnecessary.
-It would be good to be famous.
-Lunchtime should be longer.
Many thanks to Room 14 who were a wonderful audience. They listened intently and brought a lot to the experience by asking questions and voting to decide which team won.
In advance, we felt nervous. However, the debates were thoroughly enjoyable to watch and be a part of and there were many interesting and unplanned moments caused by interruptions from the other team with points of information!