The Bully XL: what should be allowed?

The British prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced that he would like to ban the Bully XL dog by the end of the year, following a series of attacks by the breed.


Under the proposed ban, existing Bully XL dogs will not be "destroyed" but new rules are being agreed.

Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Examine the causes and effects of the proposed rules
  • Explore different perspectives on what should be allowed under the XL Bully ban
  • Discuss the pros and cons of possible solutions

This lesson develops the following skills and knowledge:

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Problem solving

Step 8: I explore complex problems by analysing the causes and effects
Step 10: I explore problems by thinking about the pros and cons of possible solutions

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Step 3: I can explain some different opinions people have about a news story

Find out more about the Topical Talk skills and knowledge framework here.

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