The students expressed some interesting viewpoints during the debate last week. The topic was “Formal titles in schools are outmoded; titles should be abolished and staff known by their first names” on which the majority of the students felt that formal titles in school show respect to teachers and being on first name terms would denote a lack of respect.

Read individual opinions here.

Each week students are challenged to engage in a whole-school debate about a variety of different topics.  The Weekly Debate is an excellent forum for students to learn about and question new things; improve their written English and hone their skills of evaluation.  The Weekly Debate takes place on padlet – a wonderful tool which shows a live feed of students’ opinions and ideas.