Year 8 Debate Team

On Monday 18th December, Northfield celebrated national Parliament Week by launching this year’s Year 8 Debate Team.

Nineteen Year 8s were off timetable, learning about the history of parliament and the democratic process through games and activities. The days culminated in a formal debate, chaired by Mr Henderson, Deputy Head teacher, arguing whether the National Curriculum needs to place more emphasis on lifelong learning. Mr Henderson gave extremely positive feedback to both groups, commenting on their maturity and etiquette when debating, and their public speaking skills and capability when challenging.

Next year sees the Team visit London and the Houses of Parliament to participate in workshops to develop their new found skills.