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You're watching Newsround with me, Ricky.

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These students will be deciding whether they are four against home

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Find out why this woman is knitting needles.

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And find out why this woman is knitting noodles.

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First - it's probably the last thing you want to hear this morning!

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Homework, but we want to know what you thnk of it.

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Should you have more, less or none at all?

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It's something adults have been arguing about for years,

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so we put two of them, with very different views

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on the subject, to a panel of ten primary school students.

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They will be listening to two different

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arguments about homework and making a decision

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about which side of the

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The issue of homework has been debated for more

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than 100 years, so let's hear what they've got to say.

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Nancy is from one of the biggest teachers' unions

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Traditional homework isn't necessarily helpful to you.

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Sometimes, your parents can't get involved in it, because they're

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Sometimes, they get too involved in it and so the teachers

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don't know whether you did the homework or somebody

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And sometimes, when they try and help you,

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they can't and that help

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On the other side of the argument is Chris,

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from the campaign for real education.

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If you like to learn things, it's a very good thing to do

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homework, because what homework does is to support your learning.

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So whether you get home work from the school or not, many,

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many parents will sit with their children and do work

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with them, because they know it makes sense.

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Let's do some homework and let's do some play.

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And then, they put our speakers to the test.

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Do you think homework affected your learning?

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I wish I had done better when I was at school.

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I wish I had done more homework, really.

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Homework at secondary school was a very good

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At primary school, I don't think it made very much difference.

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To Nancy and Chris, did you agree with anything the other one said?

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Nancy wants you to have an enjoyable childhood and I would agree with

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We disagree about how much time you should be working and how

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We both talked about the importance of balance.

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What I disagree with his, I think children your age have to do

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I think the balance is completely wrong.

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I really enjoy doing homework, especially on certain

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subjects and I agreed with the things that Chris said.

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Today sort of confirmed what my opinion about

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homework was, because Nancy said that home work has to be balanced

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properly, but I don't think for me it is quite balanced.

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Today, I changed my mind and I think homework is important, because

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it will help you in tests and in your later life.

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Some really interesting points raised today, but

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now it is time for this panel to make their decision.

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Of course, this is just a sample of opinions, but

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today in this classroom, with eight for homework and two against it,

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Now, last night, Barack Obama made an emotional final speech

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Talking in Chicago, he thanked his wife Michelle,

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as well as his family and staff, but asked the American people to put

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aside their differences and work together in the future.

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It has been the honour of my life to serve you.

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In fact, I will be right there with you as a

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But for now, whether you are young or whether you are young at heart, I

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do have one final ask of you as your president.

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The same thing I asked you when you took a chance on me eight

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Not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours.

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Now if you've got oodles of noodles and you don't know what to do

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That's what this lady in Singapore has done,

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but she's not making a jumper, it's actually for an art exhibition.

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Next up - what could you do in 11 hours?

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How about pull off one of the greatest tricks of all time?

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The clip starts with a golf club putting a ball,

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and across ten pool tables by travelling over cues that have

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A team from Bristol filmed this and put it online.

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Come back in half an hour for more Newsround.

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How many Blue Peter presenters does it take to change a light bulb?

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Why did the Blue Peter presenter cross the road?

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Can you do better? We want your own original joke.

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You can get in touch via your school or on your own.

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All the details are on the website, so head there and be funny.

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The winning joke will be performed live

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