The Debating Chamber

This page is our forum for debating topical issues – please feel free to take part!

Debating Club Update:

This Thursday (19th Sep), the topic for debate will be:

Is it ever acceptable to test products on animals?

What do you think………………..?


50 Responses to The Debating Chamber

  1. hcain541 says:

    After a brief debate in class about what to debate, I thought we’d start off with a nice, not-too-controversial topic – we can move on to more weighty issues later in the year!

    So here we go:

    Summer is the best season of the year.

    What do you think? Remember to justify your opinions…….

    • hcain541 says:

      Ok, so it looks like a tie between summer and winter then. Time for a new topic for debate…………

      In Debating Club yesterday, the motion was put that; “It is better to be an adult than a child.” There were some very interesting arguments on either side, and some pupils had to argue for an opinion they didn’t agree with themselves.

      What do you think…………..?

      • Jessica Maton says:

        I don’t go to Debating Club but I think that children have more fun than adults. Children are aloud on a lot of rides, and adults have to go to work and pay the bills, etc. I do think adults have a lot of fun too though.

      • Anonymous says:

        I think being a child is more fun because you can do what ever you want and you have more energy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • charlotte says:

      NO I do not think it is fair for animals to be test subjects! [:(

  2. Dalal.G says:

    WELL, MR CAIN! You should see what summer here is like! People SLEEP in the afternoon just because its so hot, and we have fans pretty much everywhere so I’m not too fond of summer here in other places like Scotland I’m ok with summer, I mean I can stand the heat there and it’s a perfect time to go to the beach! So, over all summer for me is in the middle! My favourite season is Winter because I can wrap up in warm, comfy clothes πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. Lottie Williams says:

    yeah i kind of agree with dolly yeah! winter is the best although my birthday is in the summer! As Dolly said… comfy clothes and darker nights! πŸ˜€

  4. Jessica Maton says:

    I think summer is the best season because you get such a long holiday and its the sort of time that you go to the beach. It’s nice to be hearing from you, Dolly, can’t wait till you get back. I can tell you it feels really weird being a P7. Can’t wait to hear about what you’ve been doing in Gaza.

  5. Dalal.G says:

    πŸ˜€ Hopefully I’ll be returning soon! When I get back I’ll tell you about what I did here πŸ˜€ By the way its my cousins birthday today he turned 13 and my granny made a cake for him. see you soon! Dolly/Dalal=Dalolly

  6. Lauren says:

    HELLO DOLLY!! Hope u come back soon to Scotland!! Yes, I agree!!! I think Summer is the best season because its sunny and you get to have a LONG holiday and enjoy the lovely weather. I like to have barbecues, go on the trampoline and have fun with friends. I definitely feel that summer is the best. But also, I do like winter because of the snow and you get to go sledging but Summer is defo better. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ WHAT DOES EVERYONE ELSE THINK?!?!?!

  7. Lottie Williams says:

    Well as i said i think WINTER is the best! I just think its so lovely and cosy, It’s just a really nice month! πŸ™‚

  8. Charlotte Murray says:

    Well Mr Cain i agree with Lottie WINTER IS SO COOL little joke there but i also like summer too but i don’t know what to choose…hmmm…….

  9. calum23 says:

    i like summer because you could go outside and enjoy the fresh air and winter because of the snow which we get in march

  10. Rachel.m says:

    WELL i agree dolly i like cosy night in my warm pj and darker nights hope your back soon xxxx

  11. Rachel.m says:

    πŸ™‚ :0

  12. calum23 says:

    well if it was summer i would my bed to be cold but if it was winter i would my bed to be hot hmmmm

  13. Tara the vies captain of greenwood says:

    I wouldn’t really care

  14. Tara!!! says:

    But if I had to choice one I wood choice in the middle!!!
    What would you choice?
    I think somebody will say the same thing as me.

  15. Dalal.G says:

    Well Mr. Cain, I guess adults have fun when their children do πŸ˜€

  16. Ryan says:

    Firstly, I think summer is the best season because in winter people just stay inside and do nothing while in summer it’s hot, school is off so you get to go on holiday, I think being a child is better than being a adult because you get more opportunities and you have more fun!

  17. lottie962 says:

    Well… I think that… Actually… No one can answer that apart from adults! We don’t KNOW about being an adult, I admit it sounds like fun but we will soon find out. Being a child is fun, it won’t last forever so i don’t actually think about it. I will have to conclude with… CHILD! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Lucy :) says:

      I agree with Lottie, I don’t know yet, but being a child is fun, but that isn’t to say that being an adult won’t be fun! I guess as an adult you may have alot of fun if you get to do what you want through work!

  18. The amazing fabulous gorgeous TARA says:

    That’s so right

  19. Lauren says:

    Please post another debate Mr Cain!! πŸ™‚

  20. eac24 says:

    I really don’t know what is the best season winter or summer! I prefer summer because my birthday is in the summer but in the winter we can make snow angels!! its really hard to choose πŸ™‚

  21. Lucy :) says:

    I prefer winter to summer as I don’t like the heat (which is good since we never really get any hot weather during summer)! But I also like summer as you can spend time outside with your friends!

  22. Sarah p6 says:

    Summer and winter are both great!!! Because in summer you get ice lollies and summer hols, but winter is good as you get hot chocolate and you can build snowmen!!!!! So I guess I’m a bit of both???? πŸ˜‰

  23. Dalal.G says:

    No one should ever test things on animals because its ANIMAL ABUSE! But we don’t want to do it to ourselves… We could do it to midgeys? But that’s still bad…(sigh) I don’t know at all!

  24. Lucy :) says:

    If we wouldn’t test products on ourselves, we shouldn’t test products on animals as it would be pretty much against the law to test products on a human as some people would class it as abuse, so it should be the same rule for animals too! 😦

  25. charlotte says:

    EXACTLY lucy i think it’s really unfair to test things on humans SAME RULES FOR ANIMALS TOO!

    • Rachel.u says:

      picture this… u have a pet then 1day u fid out that ur pet is being experimented on. how would u feel. and if this is going 2 carry on can i just say if it affects the animal it dosen’t mean it ( the product ) will affect us. same way vice-verca so why experiment on them!!!

  26. Lauren says:

    But what would we test products on?

  27. Rocco Tasasiz says:

    no i don’t really think it’s fair to test products on animals because if it kills them some people might not like it and some people might be ok with it or they just don’t care about the animals being tested on!

  28. Sarah says:

    mr Cain, can you put on another debate on the blog please as there’s no debate club now as we’ve got rehearsals????? Thanks, Sarah πŸ™‚

  29. Lottiepop! :) says:

    Maybe we should try testing products on ill humans, like cancer medicine… Use it on a cancer patient and there could be a negative and a positive.. Positive: If it works, patient is CURED!!! Negative: They die, or get worse, that might stop the suffering though. That could be a good thing. It could be a win-win and it could STOP the debate! Also… See how I used the colon? First time i’ve used it correctly to be honest πŸ˜› Could be wrong though, that would be embarrasing… Uh oh……………………………………………………………. Lottie πŸ™‚

  30. Dalal.G says:

    I think Lottie’s idea is great! If we test it on very ill people it would be ok either way: 1. they are CURED! 2. they die R.I.P. I think number 2 is ok because they would go to a better place and they wouldn’t have to suffer any more!

  31. Lottiepop! :) says:

    Thanks Rachel! πŸ™‚

  32. rachel.u says:

    ur welcome!

  33. rachel.u says:

    mr cain, when are we getting a new debate? I have a really good one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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