Deforestation Debate

This morning we held a courtroom debate discussing arguments both for and against the deforestation of the Rainforest

We had already researched the reasons why the Rainforest should be saved or should be cut down during our literacy lessons and this morning we gathered in the Hall to put our opinions to the judge in a courtroom environment. Some of us were business owners who argued that deforestation would generate jobs, increase the economy and improve the infrastructure of the country. Others argued that the way of life of villagers would be ruined and that the habitats of animals and plants destroyed. A third group discussed sustainability and suggested a better managed approach to deforestation. Everybody read out loud clearly and accurately.

All the points were heard and then we decided what we thought as individuals, with an overwhelming victory for the ‘against’ argument.