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Defining a primary school debating topic – 1. with Hugh Bartley

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week's primary topic: 'That every class should adopt a dog or a cat as class pet.'

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Defining a primary school debating topic – 2. with Indigo Crosweller

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo Crosweller defines the primary topic: 'That teachers should have to participate in all school sport and exercise classes just like students' (Hint: try writing your own definition for that topic before watching and then see how you compare to a great coach!)

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Defining a primary school debating topic – 3. with Alex De Araujo

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Alex De Araujo

Alex De Araujo defines the primary school topic: 'That parents should pay their kids whenever they help out around the house'.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Defining a primary school debating topic – 4. with Guy Suttner and Ainsley Halbmeijer

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Debating – all ages
Presented by 
Guy Suttner and Ainsley Halbmeijer

This week Guy looks at the primary school topic 'That we should ban all ads for unhealthy things' and then Ainsley workshops the high school topic 'That the voting age should be lowered to 16'

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Defining a primary school debating topic – 5. with Emily Kim

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Emily Kim

This week Emily tackles the topic 'That all homework and assignments should be done as groupwork'.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Defining a primary school debating topic – 6. with Indigo Crosweller

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo thinks through the tricky topic 'That schools should reward students whose grades improve with vouchers for McDonalds or KFC'.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Defining a primary school debating topic – 7. with Kate Jackson

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Primary debating
Presented by 
Kate Jackson

This week Kate helps us define 'That we should ban people under 18 from playing online games like Fortnite'.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Defining a primary school debating topic – 8. with Anna-Sophia Zahar

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Primary debating
Presented by 
Anna-Sophia Zahar

This week Anna-Sophia helps us set up for the topic: 'That kids in Year 5 and above should have to get a paid job for one afternoon a week'.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Defining a primary school debating topic – 9. with Elinor Stephenson

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Primary debating
Presented by 
Elinor Stephenson

This week Elinor helps us set up for the topic 'That all afternoon sessions in primary school should be dedicated to creativity and arts'.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 1. with Tony Davey

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

Explore the steps for running a debate.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 2. with Tony Davey

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we talk through what great Manner looks like in a debate. Remember, you can email Tony with any questions!

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 3. with Tony Davey

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

We look at the simple steps to presenting a debating argument. Remember, you can always email us with any questions!

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 4. with Tony Davey

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we look at some easy steps to help you write and deliver smashing rebuttal. Remember, email us with any suggestions or questions!

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 5. with Tony Davey

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we argue about just how responsible primary school kids are. Email us if you'd like to follow something up!

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 6. with Tony Davey

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we work through some plans to prepare a debate in just one hour! Email us at if you'd like some more advice!

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 7. with Hugh Bartley

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Primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week talk about characterisation in debating, and answer the question 'Who would win out of a spoon-wielding whale and a caterpillar in a helicopter?'

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 8. with Tony Davey

Coming soon!
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week take a close look at how the affirmative should define a topic and how the negative should react.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Primary school debate club – 9. with Hugh Bartley

Coming soon!
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week Hugh looks at how to win debates by explaining mechanisms, and we answer the question 'Why? WHY? WHY?!?!'

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Stop rebutting yourself! - primary debating – 1. with Elinor Stephenson

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Elinor Stephenson

Elinor Stephenson gives feedback to and then rebuts her former self from the 2010 Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Stop rebutting yourself! - primary debating – 2. with Maja Vasic

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Maja Vasic

This week Maja Vasic gives feedback to and then rebuts her former self from the 2013 Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final. Watch the 2013 debate.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Stop rebutting yourself! - primary debating – 3. with Charlie Witherdin

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Charlie Witherdin

This week Charlie Witherdin looks back at his first affrimative speech from the 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships final.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Watch 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships final

Stop rebutting yourself! - primary debating – 4. with Ainsley Halbmeijer

Coming soon!
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Ainsley Halbmeijer

This week Ainsley Halbmeijer travels back in time to rebut her 2007 speech from the Primary Schools State Debating Championships.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Watch 2007 Primary Schools State Debating Championships

Stop rebutting yourself! - primary debating – 5. with Theodora Von Arnim

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Theodora Von Arnim

This week Thoedora revisits and rebuts her former self in the 2008 Years 5 and 6 state final.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Watch the 2008 Years 5 and 6 state final.

Stop rebutting yourself! - primary debating – 6. with Toby Hemmings

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Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Toby Hemmings

This week Toby rebuts his speech from the 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Watch the 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships.

Stop rebutting yourself! - primary debating – 7. with Sarah Jackson

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Primary debating
Presented by 
Sarah Jackson

This week Sarah is looking back at her pro-homework speech from the 2007 Primary Schools State Debating Championships.

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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Watch the 2007 Primary Schools State Debating Championships.
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