This House believes that Silverhill School should serve one veggie only lunch per week.
This was one of the most vigorous and intelligent debates that Years 5 & 6 have argued since debates were introduced into the school years ago.
Some telling points:
For the motion:
Eating a variety or change of foods, not just meat or fish, is very healthy for the human body; an increase in consumption of vegetarian foods will spare the lives of thousands of animals; breeding cows, pigs and chickens to be killed solely for consumption was unfair to the animals concerned, who had a right to live a full, natural life; an exotic range of non-meat foods/vegetables is widely available, which is regularly ignored.
Against the motion:
At present Silverhill School offers food at lunch for both meat-eaters and vegetarians to choose from as they please; that choice should not be denied them at school; there is no need to remove meat from the meal, even though it is only one meal in the week; if the vegetarian diet takes over universally, animals like cows, chickens and pigs will overpopulate our territory; meat-eaters, whether young at school, or adult outnumber vegetarians significantly.
The vote was one of the closest ever recorded at school:
- For the motion: 14
- Against the motion: 15
- Undecided: 11