Big Debate Club helps pupils to take part in a short, guided debates to build better speaking skills. To find out more click here

Should all young people be made to play outside more?
Participants: 913
Should some dog breeds be banned in the UK?
Participants: 818
Do protests ever achieve anything?
Participants: 769
Is Barbie a good role model?
Participants: 508
Should babies under 2 get their ears pierced?
Participants: 990
Should you have to attend summer school if you are underachieving?
Participants: 678
Should beauty companies be punished for testing on animals?
Participants: 714
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Participants: 774
Should actors be allowed to play characters, which are a different race to their own?
Participants: 784
Can TV be as educational as reading?
Participants: 415
Do dogs make better pets than cats?
Participants: 1,128
Is it ok that there are more female teachers than male?
Participants: 750
Should doctors and nurses be paid more than politicians?
Participants: 1,205
If you had a superpower would you use it for personal gain or to help others?
Participants: 425
Transition debates: Homework
Participants: 0
Transition debates: Bullying and Mental Health
Participants: 3
Transition debates: Friendship
Participants: 0
Should students be allowed to read graphic novels and manga alongside books without pictures during school?
Participants: 755
Is it ever ok to lie?
Participants: 651
Should repeated bullying be punishable by law?
Participants: 970
Is space exploration worth it?
Participants: 200
Should everyone should give 20% of their wages to charity?
Participants: 1,056
Is it better to be a teacher or a pupil?
Participants: 1,315
Is Anime better than other types of Animation?
Participants: 276
Should people who commit minor crimes give back to the community rather than go to prison?
Participants: 592
Are there more pros or cons to the British Monarchy?
Participants: 396
Is there more that unites us than divides us?
Participants: 495
Should we allow a government to change PM without the public voting?
Participants: 169
Should you have to use your real name on social media?
Participants: 1,109
Should Scotland have independence from the UK?
Participants: 322
Is it better to donate to UK charities instead of ones in other countries?
Participants: 1,305
Should Donald Trump be able to run for President again?
Participants: 310
Should female footballers be paid the same as male footballers?
Participants: 1,061
Should parents and carers be legally responsible for children who commit crimes?
Participants: 348
Should men and women have the same amount of time off from work when they have a baby?
Participants: 1,457
Should there be an International Men’s Day?
Participants: 201
Should parents and carers take away young peoples phones until homework is done?
Participants: 1,349
Were The BBC right to ask Gary Lineker to take a “step back”?
Participants: 801
Should all school dinners be free?
Participants: 1,510
Should we change Roald Dahl’s books?
Participants: 294
Do video games make people more violent?
Participants: 226
Should people use animal as clothes?
Participants: 693
Should every nation get free healthcare?
Participants: 1,125
Should parents be able to get into their children’s social media?
Participants: 1,478
Would a year in the army create better citizens?
Participants: 1,375
Is it better to be honest and poor or dishonest and rich?
Participants: 1,280
Should education always be free?
Participants: 1,531
Should we ban fancy dress in schools?
Participants: 1,504
Should only well behaved young people get presents?
Participants: 1,351
Can regular people stop climate change?
Participants: 799
Should every pupil have to attend an after school club?
Participants: 1,441
Would giving bullies detention stop bullying?
Participants: 1,649
Is the rising cost of living making life in the UK too expensive?
Participants: 856
Would more police working at night decrease crime?
Participants: 1,481
Is the best way to reduce littering to add more bins?
Participants: 1,622
Is autumn the best season?
Participants: 1,470
Should everyone buy electric cars?
Participants: 1,530
Is better funding for the police the way to solve crime?
Participants: 1,368
Should we improve transport to prevent overpopulation of our cities?
Participants: 1,373
Should flying be more expensive to fight climate change?
Participants: 1,124
Should food companies donate food to stop poverty?
Participants: 1,958
Should we give youth more free activities to end youth crime?
Participants: 933
Transition: Is it hard to navigate a bigger school with more students?
Participants: 77
Transition: Should I spend more time making new friends or hanging out with my old friends?
Participants: 124
Transition: Is it safer to bring cash for school lunches or pay by card?
Participants: 34
Transition: Is the best way to stay organised to turn in work online?
Participants: 48
Transition: Is it better to defend people who are getting bullied or to not get involved?
Participants: 154
Transition: Will making more friends in high schools improve mental health?
Participants: 49
Should we travel abroad during the summer?
Participants: 1,069
Should pupils be able to appoint their headteacher?
Participants: 1,909
Should mothers stay at home and look after their children?
Participants: 1,557
TLYA: Is immigration a good thing or a bad thing?
Participants: 0
Should a country ever go to war?
Participants: 1,502
Should young people go to bed at the same time every night?
Participants: 1,936
Should we only eat food produced in Britain?
Participants: 1,910
Should animals live in a zoo?
Participants: 2,233
Should schools spend more time/money on arts education?
Participants: 2,061
Should we give free homes to the homeless?
Participants: 2,759
Is climate change the worst problem in human history?
Participants: 1,695
Should NHS workers have more child benefit than us?
Participants: 1,064
Should animal testing be banned?
Participants: 2,608
Should schools offer more support in mental health services?
Participants: 938
Is technology making our life better?
Participants: 3,428
Should we force people to vote?
Participants: 2,127
Can children make a big difference to climate change?
Participants: 4,141
Should 10 year olds have a mobile phone?
Participants: 3,257
Does reality TV do more harm than good?
Participants: 1,293
Does everyone deserve to be loved?
Participants: 3,949
Is January the worst month?
Participants: 9,323
Should we ban uniforms?
Participants: 7,368
Should boys and girls go to different schools?
Participants: 7,326
In general, which is better? The book or the film?
Participants: 3,821
Should everyone be vegetarian?
Participants: 4,153
Are New Year’s resolutions a waste of time?
Participants: 2,053
What would motivate you more in a job? Money or happiness?
Participants: 3,063
Is it fair to punish everyone for a few students’ behaviour?
Participants: 3,947
Should the Government focus their spending on health or sport?
Participants: 3,489
Should we tackle pollution by banning paper?
Participants: 3,508
Should people get the same pay for all jobs?
Participants: 4,261
Should there be a population limit for cities?
Participants: 3,014
Is Youtube a good or bad thing?
Participants: 3,665
Should billionaires exist?
Participants: 2,722
Should you feel guilty about killing insects?
Participants: 2,286
What’s more important? Protecting the environment or exploring space?
Participants: 1,963
Should teachers be replaced by computers?
Participants: 1,418
Which would you prefer? Being scared of nothing or being scared of everything?
Participants: 2,082
Should Britain have a Royal Family?
Participants: 1,210
Should ESports be in the next Olympics?
Participants: 1,286
What came first? The chicken or the egg?
Participants: 1,359
Would you trust a self-driving car?
Participants: 1,316
Is it better to have knowledge or imagination?
Participants: 1,874
How important is it for people to be able to visit the Houses of Parliament building?
Participants: 1,909
Is social media a good thing or a bad thing?
Participants: 1,682
How important is it that the Houses of Parliament building sets an example for protecting the environment?
Participants: 2,817
Should the Olympics be held this summer?
Participants: 1,461
How important is it that the Houses of Parliament Building is protected and saved for future generations?
Participants: 1,675
Can one person change the world?
Participants: 1,391
Should children be allowed to vote in elections?
Participants: 1,962
Is there too much money in football?
Participants: 1,952
Should we continue wearing face masks after the end of the pandemic?
Participants: 1,497
Is school detention a good thing?
Participants: 1,151
Is it good to have a strict teacher?
Participants: 3,927
Should you show empathy to everyone?
Participants: 2,674
If you had a robot that could do homework, would you ask it to do yours?
Participants: 1,590
Is it right that reopening schools is the number one priority?
Participants: 6,055
Should having the internet be a human right?
Participants: 7,487
Should the school day be longer to make up for lost learning?
Participants: 1,265
Is the coronavirus and the pandemic being focused on too much?
Participants: 9,447
Should everyone be forced to have a coronavirus vaccine?
Participants: 6,866
Should you be able to buy a coronavirus vaccine?
Participants: 6,116
Is lockdown easier or harder this time?
Participants: 5,925
Is the national lockdown the right or wrong thing to do?
Participants: 1,639