Year 6 put their debating skills to the test this afternoon! They have been researching and discussing drugs. It seems there is more to drugs than we initially thought. Medicines are drugs but are named as such to show that they are used for treating illnesses, but even they can be harmful. We discussed key words such as limits, overdoses, legal, illegal, recreational, depression, highs and prescriptions.
After researching types and adverse affects of drugs we discussed why some drugs are classed as illegal. Some children wanted to know why there were restrictions on drugs, when they help people get better.
An excellent point, which led us to playing out a scenario. This then led us to writing points FOR and AGAINST legalising a new drug. The class researched lots of key facts and began to write them up.
Today we shared some of our ideas and next week we hope to have a full debate on the matter.
Some of the key points made so far were:
Watch this space to find out which side wins…