Furious Five wins bullying debatePOSTED: 03/4/16 1:17 PM
St. Maarten News – A debate on bullying and the effects it has on the society by the 7th Grade students of the Asha Stevens Campus was one of the highlights of the Anti-Bullying Month which concluded at the end February. It was seen as an eye opener by the judges on Tuesday morning. The level of the debate was of a high standard which brought the opposing team to win by a slim margin of one point.
The debaters presented their points on why bullying are anti-productive in our society and what should be done to curb the bullying. One of the things that were different was when a member of the debating team presented a video of an interview which was done by a school in the United States where it clearly indicated that bullying was responsible for much of the problems in the society.
During the interview it was pointed out that those who bully others in most cases have problems interacting with their peers and as a result resort to other ways and means to get attention.
Meanwhile, the opposing team indicated that sometimes the punishment given out to persons who bully their peers are not heeded and as a result they continue to do as they so please. There was another quote from the Bible in the book of Proverbs which stated “spare not the rod and spoil the child.”
The winning team, dubbed the Furious Five, and the debaters will receive their prizes on Friday morning at the school campus.