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DEBATEMATE CUP 2017

Our debaters will be taking part in the North-West Debatemate cup next Wednesday at the University of Manchester. The motion is This House Believes that people should break the law in order to save the environment. Do you agree?

Have a look at the following documents to help you decide;

DEBATEMATE Information sheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7YMfdg7OU

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/environment

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_2200000/newsid_2207800/2207842.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2md82p 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/bugbears-weather-environment?collection=bugbears-environment 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36270857

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/specials/climate_change/default.stm

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/climate-change-drove-me-break-law-20150812

Kumi Naidoo : PLEASE PIC Breaking the law is justifiable in the fight against climate change, says Greenpeace chief
Kumi Naidoo has said that it is justifiable to break the law in order to alert people to the threat of climate change Photo: AFP/GETTY

"In some ways we will probably intensify it because all the science is telling us that time is running out for this planet," he said.

However he emphasised that the group was "deeply committed to peace" and would not resort to violence.

Last week 54 Greenpeace protectors were charged with trespass after spending the night on the roof of the Houses of Parliament in October last year.

 

Debating at St Elizabeth's

Debating is all about expressing your feelings and ideas in a polite way. It helps you develop your confidence so you can speak out in public and in your lessons at school. Competing in a debate team is a way of making new friends and arguing in a polite manner. We hope you enjoy debating in the future and maybe  you can  join our St Elizabeth's team!

 COMPETITIONS 

We go on termly competitions against other schools in Manchester and onwards. For the last two years running, we have had the amazing opportunity to compete in Oxford and we hope to have the same chance this year!!! These competitions are usually held (apart from the final) at different schools around Manchester and many compete for their place in the final. 

ACHIEVEMENT

If you have a winning streak throughout the debating season, you can to go to Oxford and show off your debating skills with fellow debaters in the stunning Oxford University. We have triumphed in Oxford for the past 2 years running (2015 and 16) and hope to again!!!