Developing our debating skills
In the Owls we hold regular debates on different topics to help build the children's communication skills and their ability to express their ideas effectively. In RE the question was - "Has the true meaning of Christmas been lost?" Mrs Allen selected a team to debate for each side, and they had to respond to the point made by the other side. We also voted at the end for which side of the debate won.
A second debate, run in a similar way, helped us think about our History topic: "Which city state was more successful, Athens or Sparta?"