10 March 2020
To continue the celebration of World Book Day, Year 6 took part in a ‘Balloon Debate’ which culminated in a grand final. All of Year 6 were allocated a famous author which they had to research and write a persuasive speech about. They had to argue why they should not be thrown out of a balloon that was gradually losing height. There were 12 boys who took part in the final. All of them presented very convincing reasons to stay and even stooped so low as stating that ‘throwing pooh sticks doesn’t give you life skills’ and ‘Shakespeare plays never have a happy ending’. The people’s choice as the winner was Justin and there was also an overall joint winner of Oliver and Charlie. It was decided that they were all too valuable to be removed from the balloon.