Topic for next debate kit: Are we too clean?


Is this man too clean?

I’m surprised, as so many teachers have suggested stem cells to me over the last few months, whenever I’ve talked to them about the debate kits. I was sure that was going to come out top. But ‘Are we too clean?’ snuck in at the last minute, and wiped the floor with all comers, if you’ll pardon a very weak pun.

I was once at a gig where a member of the audience shouted out the name of an obscure, early hit, as a request. The singer laughed into his microphone and said, ‘It’s all very well for you, you’ve only got to remember the title, I’ve got to remember the chords and all the words to the ******* thing!’

I feel a bit like that – it’s all very well for you lot, you just have to vote, now I have to research and write the damn thing! The more I think about it, the more it seems like a very big topic to do justice to in one debate kit…

I guess the areas I mentioned in the poll all need to go in there (i.e. antibiotics/antibacterial cleaners/resistant bacteria/allergies). Let me know in the comments if there is anything you particularly want the kit to cover, curriculum links you think are important, and so on.

Wish me luck!

(photo credit Attila Malarik)

Posted on August 23, 2009 by in News. Leave a comment

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