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Day and Boarding school for ages 3 – 18.

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Weekly Debate

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 5)

This week students discussed military conscription.  Lots feel that serving the military is a way to protect national identify and pride; some felt that the military should also admt women.

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 9)

This week students were discussing media pressure on celebrities after Demi Lovato announced a ‘break’ from the entertainment industry to concentrate on charity.  Is there too much media pressure on celebrities, or do they sign up for this criticism when they sign up for a career in the spotlight?

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 8)

Monday was ‘Mental Health Day’ and in recognition of this, students were debating which is more important: happiness or grades.  While all students recognised the importance of good grades to achieve University places and successful careers, they also agreed that without happiness and positive mental health, these things are not only difficult to achieve but also worthless.

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 5)

This week students discussed military conscription.  Lots feel that serving the military is a way to protect national identify and pride; some felt that the military should also admit women.

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 7)

This week students explored the scientific concept of ‘motherless babies’.  While some marveled at the scientific process, many were wary of the consequences of children growing up without a maternal instinct and worried about the consequences for the child’s mental health.

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 6)

To celebrate English Week we’ve been discussing books and the role of graphic novels in the literary canon. Are comics for kids or do graphic novels provide challenging literature in an engaging format?

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 4)

For the inter-school debate last week students were discussing education and the pros and cons of single sex education. Some students were worried about lack of socialisation whereas others felt single sex education might provide a more focused environment with fewer distractions. Click the link below to read individual opinions.

https://regentsschoolbangkok.padlet.org/lucy_brookes1/week4

 

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 3)

Last week’s debate required students to discuss current affairs with a debate on the ‘burkini ban’ enforced by the Mayor of Cannes in France. There were some very detailed arguments and counter arguments but the majority of Regent’s students agreed that women should be able to wear whatever they like on the beach, and to ban some items of clothing on the basis of religion is discriminatory.

Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 2)

Last week the students debated on the use of animal tourism in Thailand. Lots of students feel proud of having a magnificent animal like the elephant as the national symbol of Thailand and believe that tourism is good for the Thai economy. However, many others highlighted the cruelty of keeping elephants in captivity and questioned the ethics of exploiting the animals for cash.
Click the link below to read individual opinions.

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