Debates 01Getting pupils debating, even at primary school age, has great benefits and advantages. Debating enhances cognitive and language abilities and encourages pupils to be more confident in expressing their viewpoint.

It requires skills in research, formulating an argument, listening and responding to opposing arguments and even arguing in favour of a motion with which you personally disagree.

There are 40 debate topics in this pack, three per page. The cards are best printed, laminated and cut out, which allows them to be reused again and again.

Check out the Primary Debating Ireland website for hints, tips and guides for debating.

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