Madeleine Moon

Labour Candidate for Bridgend

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Debating Pros/Cons of packed lunches at Porthcawl Primary

Just left Porthcawl Primary School were we sat in on an excellent Year 6 debate on: "Should Packed Lunches Be Banned?"

They were an enthusiastic group of pupils who spoke with passion and conviction on the topic of packed lunches versus school dinners. Comments raised ranged from concerns about the need for a balanced diet to how much it costs parents to provide pack lunches when they have several children at the same school.

The children decided on the subject to be debated, and had researched their subject well. Their reasoning and articulation was a credit to them.  Mr Woods, the Head teacher acted as Chair organising the speakers on the teams, who were all eager to enter into the debate. 

 I was impressed with the children’s courteousness to one another during the debate and their calmness whilst making their points. They had a great deal of awareness and understanding of healthy eating, budgets,  calories and the importance of balanced diet and exercise which all added up to a dynamic debate. They raised some interesting points during the debate which the Chair was prepared to discuss later with the School Learning Council. The final outcome of the debate was equally split for and against banning packed lunches.  

 

 

Madeleine said: 

 

The children decided on the subject to be debated, and had researched their subject well. Their reasoning and articulation was a credit to them.  Mr Woods, the Head teacher acted as Chair organising the speakers on the teams, who were all eager to enter into the debate. 

 

I was impressed with the children’s courteousness to one another during the debate and their calmness whilst making their points. They had a great deal of awareness and understanding of healthy eating, budgets,  calories and the importance of balanced diet and exercise which all added up to a dynamic debate. They raised some interesting points during the debate which the Chair was prepared to discuss later with the School Learning Council. The final outcome of the debate was equally split for and against banning packed lunches.  

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