Should the death penalty be made legal?

I am a strong believer in the right to life, but I am also a strong believer in justice. I think it would be for the best to have the death penalty, but only for the extreme cases, such as mass murder.

Should abortion be legal?

I believe that (of course under a certain amount of weeks) abortion should remain legal, as – if a child would have a worse life, or a mother may struggle coping with the child – it would be better off for both mother and baby for this law to still stay in place.

Should we have school uniform?

I believe we should have school uniform, only up until college, in order to prevent people being seen as ‘different’ and treated badly because of this.

Should we be able to own guns?

I think that we shouldn’t be able to own guns, as it will increase gun crime and mean that, because guns are legal, they are allowed to use them in lots of situations.

By Lucy Hobden, Millais School.

Should we be allowed to test on animals?

I believe we should be allowed to test on animals as its better that it is (for example) a lab rat dying than a human, and many deaths could be prevented by animal testing.

Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

I think that the voting age should be lowered to 16, as it is the youth who will be most affected/ affected for the longest, so they should be able to have their say!

Should the drinking age be lowered?

I don’t think that the drinking age should be lowered due to the fact that people younger than the age of 18 may not know when to stop, but it should remain legal for them to drink in the privacy of their own homes.