On April 17th, 2014, 7C had a “Child labor trial”. Child labor is hiring of young people to work in factories for a long time for country’s development, or earning money to support their family. There were several teams, and those team were separated into two contradicting opinions;“Child labor is good VS Child labor is bad.” There were 3 teams which agreed with child labor. One of the teams interviewed a factory’s owner, and two teams gave a speech to deliver their opinions clearly. They argued that the reason why they agree with child labor is working in factory can help lots of children for supporting themselves in the future by earning money. Also, they said factories are providing good food, and they are clean. Therefore, child labor can benefit both children and factories.
However, for the teams that disagreed with child labor, they interviewed the people who work in factories. They said, they do not think that they are treated fairly in their factory. This is because they work more than ten hours, and eat only one meal for everyday. Also, they have lots of diseases because of bad environment of factory. Those evidence made the audience easier to empathize children’s feeling.
Everyone in 7C tried really hard to make their team win, but there was no winner. It was a tie. The “Child Labor Trial” was a good opportunity for 7C students to know more about the child labor.
The picture of child labor