Should we ban Christmas? Over 500 letters and emails from pupils and parents alike convinced the teachers to reinstate the traditional Christmas decorations and celebrations at Lady Lumley’s School in North Yorkshire.

Teachers at the school wanted to encourage students to think about the reasons why the festival is celebrated and also some of the negative sides to religious and cultural celebrations.

We decided to try out our recently developed persuasive language techniques to answer the question and convince others.

You can listen to two of the speeches here.


Are you convinced?