On Wednesday Year Six were invited to the Senior School to watch the Junior Debating Club hold a debate. The motion was 'This House believes that wild animals should not be kept in captivity.'
All the debaters were in Year Seven and it was lovely to see Charlotte Thwaites, who was in Year Six at Springfield last year, taking part as a member of the team opposing the motion. Her team explained some excellent reasons for keeping animals in captivity and both teams had obviously enjoyed researching their arguments and points of information which they put over very clearly. When 'the floor' (all of us) were asked to vote, the motion was defeated. After the debate everyone was given the opportunity to play 'Just a Minute' without repetition, hesitation or deviation!
It was a really stimulating and enjoyable afternoon and gave a really good insight into one of the wide range of co-curricular activities available in Year Seven. Many of Year Six are very keen to join!