4G - Debating.

Debating – Should animals be banned from the circus?

In our class novel ‘Stitch Head’ by Guy Bass, Freakfinder tries to recruit monsters to perform in his travelling show. In the real world, people debate whether animals should be made to perform in a circus. As our topic for writing this half term is a balanced argument, we have researched both sides of this argument and to help us embed the arguments for both sides, we held a class debate. We voted both before and after researching and found that several children had changed their opinion based upon the research they had carried out and the arguments presented in the debates. In the end, those who believed animals should not be banned, felt very strongly that they should only be allowed if the laws around the treatment of these animals were adhered to.