Thank you for all your entries - the most this term so far, a record-breaking week!
It was a very hard decision but...
Our primary winner is genuine_tsunami of Willowtown Primary School, who gave a very detailed and carefully-argued answer that picked out something seen in the first debate. Good research and reasoning, genuine_tsunami!
Our secondary winner is careful_science of Faringdon Community College, who picked up on the number of interruptions in the first debate and suggested a way to resolve it next time, with clear thought given to how and why this should be changed. Well done!
In the past two weeks we have seen two debates - one between Donald Trump and Joe Biden - which was widely criticised as being out of control, heavy on insults and light on detail. Watch highlights here!
The other, between vice-presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, was calmer and more courteous, but also had moments of drama and disregard for the rules. Watch the highlights here!
Donald Trump and Joe Biden have another debate coming up
(This is likely to be either on October 19th or October 22nd, depending on Donald Trump's case of covid-19).
Imagine you were in charge of it.
What one RULE or CHANGE would you bring in, and why?
You might want to think about:
- What the candidates are allowed / not allowed to say
- What candidates are allowed / not allowed to do whilst the other is talking
- How long they can talk for
- What power the moderator has (the person who chairs the debate and asks the questions)
- What should happen if someone breaks the rules
- What role the public should play, if at all
- What should happen if the candidate doesn't properly answer the question
- Whether it should be in-person, or virtual
- ....or something else entirely! Be creative and original -TRY TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE HAS SAID!
My one new rule / new change for the next debate would be.... because....
The competition closes at midday on Friday 16th October. Good luck!