Year Six’s ‘silent debate’ on the subject of Fairtrade

We spent a very thought-provoking afternoon in Year 6 on the subject of Fairtrade. We learned more about the concept of Fairtrade and the opportunities it can offer to producers in the developing world. We then had a ‘silent debate’ during which we had to read and reflect upon a series of positive and negative statements about Fairtrade before writing our responses. In order to develop our debating skills, we then had to write extra responses with which we might not agree, in order to practise putting together a convincing argument.