Before the students left for their summer break, they took part in the final online debate week. The topic of debate was “using captive animals for tourism”. Answers varied with many students drawing on their experiences at Love Wildlife Foundation and Samphran Riverside.  Many thought that the use of animals was cruel exploitation, whereas others felt that some uses of captive animals provide useful learning tools.

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.