Weekly Competition #3

Well done to Faringdon Community College who have won the third Weekly Competition!

This week was a really tough week to judge because there were so many fantastic entries! Well done to everyone who gave an answer.

Congratulations also go to:

NellieBly:the2nd at Graveney School

LP at Chiltern Way Academy

Sceptic Cookie at Michael Faraday

who were close runners up!

Orange Bunny won this week because they used great REASONING and STORYTELLING skills. They gave a really relevant analogy to illustrate their point (the example of the milk) and told the story that built towards to their final opinion.  We also thought the question of quality vs quantity showed good curiosity. The full entry is posted below.

You can enter this week’s competition here.

And don’t forget: always include your Hub Handle on every comment!

Faringdon Community College

2 October 2017 at 4.11 pm  ·  Reply  ·  Edit

Safety and freedom are both important. You could live in complete safety for a long time, or live in freedom for a good time. If you had no freedom but lots of safety, you would live for a long time with a low quality of life. If you had no safety but lots of freedom, you might not live that long, but you would live with a high quality of life. We could imagine the freedom-safety situation in buying some milk. If you had ultimate safety but no freedom, then the milk would be safe to drink, but you might not have the freedom to buy it. If you had ultimate freedom but no safety, you would be free to buy the milk, but it might not be safe to drink. In this situation, you must make the choice for yourself whether you will take your freedom and buy the milk, or take your safety and go without. In this same way, people must choose for themselves whether they will take their freedom or their safety, and the answer will differ majorly between two people. The best way to answer this would be to find an effective balance between the two, but I personally think that freedom is more important, going back to my quality of life point, this is just like if someone were to say ‘quality not quantity’, but you might prefer quantity.

OrangeBunny

 

192 Comments

  1. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    safety is more important so you can live a long life

    shreckbox1804

    • St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

      I think safety is more important. You might not have freedom but safety might help you live just a little bit longer!
      By- blueunicorn

      • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

        i personally dont agree because a life without freedom is boring but i do understand what you mean. safety can give you restrictions but somtimes its good to make mistakes rather than live a restricted life with none. i like your answer though
        crystaleclipse

      • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

        Safety doesn’t necessarily help you live just a little bit longer because you can live a life where you have freedom like we do in England and still live a long life. This is because you can eat lots of vegetables and all you have to do is take really good care of your body to stay alive a little bit longer.

        LionessLion

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      if i write that i would have a short reasening

      • Don’t forget to always write your Hub Handle!

        • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

          What is a hub handle mickey? i would like to ask you if you think presedint putin(presedent of russia)should be kicked out his job(because he abuses the rights the citizents and descriminates not so powerful people)?

          • Hi, it’s Olivia! A Hub handle is the name you use when you comment or post. It can’t be your real name, so make something up and stick with it for the whole year! Also, you may want to ask questions in a different post, as this one is just for competition entries so they might not get an answer.

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      With freedom you can also live a long life shrekbox1804 but only if you choose to do it right.

      LionessLion

    • Thomas Middlecott Academy Thomas Middlecott Academy

      I can understand your point of view but wouldn’t life be very restricting without freedom involved?
      – Clover Moon

    • Thomas Middlecott Academy Thomas Middlecott Academy

      I think they are even. You need to be kept safe from certain things (like what happened in Las Vagas), but you need freedom as well. Freedom means that you can make mistakes and learn from them. You can’t just be safe 100% of the time because we aren’t. When we grow up and move away from our parents, they can’t keep us safe anymore and we are on our own in life.
      Our lives need an even mix of safety and freedom, otherwise it will be very boring .
      – Clover Moon

    • Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

      Safety is important because some could do something Nasty to you
      By ginger kitten

  2. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think safety is more important as if not you could die or get hurt

    by greencat

    • St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

      I THINK SAFETY IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU COULD GET HURT OR DIE IF YOUR NOT SAFE BECAUSE YOU COULD BE MURDERED

      SHRECKBOX1804

      • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

        even though you might think your safe theres always a risk
        crystaleclipse

      • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

        you can kill people in this world and there are some people who think it is OK to murder someone that is just how the world works. Like have you heard of that man in a festival who got out a gun and started to shoot and people he killed at least 50 also he injured 200. But the police shot him dead before he could kill any more adults.

        LionessLion

        • Hi BNC,

          LionessLion is talking about a shooting that happened in Las Vegas, America this week. One man shot and killed a large number of people and injured many more. This man took away other people’s right to life and safety.

          He was not killed by police. He killed himself. This is an unfolding story and we should always be aware that facts and information can often change with such recent events.

          In America, people are talking about rights as well. Americans have a right to have a gun if they want one in order to protect themselves. Some people think that this right to own a gun is dangerous and risks other people’s right to life and safety.

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      I disagree greencat because with freedom comes the essence of safety and you would rather be safe than do the things that you love to do. But safety is very important because otherwise you could get hurt but to me freedom is more important.

      super fast cheetah

  3. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #TechFox – I think safety is more important because if we are not safe we could get injured or killed. If we are dead we can not have freedom. If we are in a hospital bed we can not have freedom.

  4. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think they are equally as good.
    They both apply to every one!

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    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      I like your post and it depends on how much freedom your giving them like per-say if they were to say right you can get a gun and start shooting people or can you have a restricted amount of freedom? what about safety do you have complete safety like Rapunzel or exactly like North Korea in the tower that she couldn’t leave that was her ‘mothers’ rule or can you have a little bit of safety like following the law?

      Lioness Lion

  5. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think safety is more important .

    I think this so we can be more protected than hurt .
    I also think this because people could be hurt and no one could be healed .
    Also it could be bad because we can all get hurt and no one would be together

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    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      i don’t agree with your first and second line but the middle on makes sense. Even if we had really good safety people could get hurt anyway by anything. i don’t get the last one ‘also it could be bad because we can all get hurt and no one would be together’ can you explain to me what you meant please.

      LionessLion

  6. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think freedom is more important because you could be safe but have a horrible life as a slave!

    by hungrywolf

    • St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

      Personally , I do not exactly agree with you
      hungrywolf because there should certainly
      be a barrier to what is right e.g doing some
      -thing against the law.
      From tealwolf!

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      NO one is a slave anymore so i agree but disagree with what you put. What did you mean by a life as a slave.

      LionessLion

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      I like your post hungrywolf but freedom must have its boundary’s otherwise people would be free to hurt or discriminate people.

      super fast cheetah

  7. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think in a situation like this, safety would be more important. This is because… If your child has been given the opportunity to walk home from school alone (freedom) they could get run over (safety.) Safety would be more important because you could get seriously hurt by having freedom

    by unicornburger

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      That is not really true because i am in year 5 and i walk home by myself (freedom) and i make sure i am safe when crossing the road (safety).

      LionessLion

  8. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think safety because if you are safe you will have freedom and if you don’t have safety everyone will die and they will have a very short life.

    pizzadancer22

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      If you don’t have safety that doesn’t mean that you can’t live a long life you can be free and live a long life.

      LionessLion

  9. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    safety because if you have freedom and no safety how can you live without safety.
    If you have freedom and not safety if you are heart how can you get better without safety.

    goalie

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      You can get healed by medicine explain what you wrote in full detail to me because i would like to know what you are trying to say please.

      LionessLion

  10. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think safety is more important .

    I think this so we can be more protected than hurt .
    I also think this because people could be hurt and no one could be healed .
    Also it could be bad because we can all get hurt and no one would be together.
    It could help us to be a better community

    pandaboy

  11. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think that freedom is more important, because if you had safety but you were in a place like Burma, Myanmar etc… you would still be hurt but you wouldn’t be allowed to flee to a better place where there is safety. So in order to have safety, you would need freedom. You would not live a long or good life in places like these because you would be in distress and it will not be good for your brain, so if you had brain damage, you would not live a good life so that’s why I choose freedom.

    By angrymama2218

    • St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

      Also, if you didn’t have freedom, women would not be allowed to work in curtain countries. So, if you were in a place like Syria, your mum would not be treated like now ( kind, cared for etc……). Also, if you were in Russia, there’s no right for freedom of speech (so if the government said kids aren’t allowed, say, PlayStations you aren’t allowed to disagree) and if you are a news reporter, and you say something against the government, you would instantly be arrested for sying that.

  12. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    safety is more important because freedom is just you can do what you like but safety means you are alive and I WOULD STAY ALIVE!!!
    BY OGAREMOGIE27

  13. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I Personally, think that safety is a minute
    more vital because you can be free in a certain way!
    By tealwolf.

  14. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think that a situation like this is tricky. They are both as equal as each other because to be truly free, you have to be safe but to be truly safe you need to be free! I if I truly had to choose it would be safety because to be happy and have a nice life you have to be safe.
    slothocorn.

  15. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I Personally, think that safety is a slightly
    more vital because you can also be free in a certain way!
    By tealwolf.

  16. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I THINK BOTH BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE FREEDOM YOU HAPPY AND IF YOU HAVE SAFETY YOUR HAPPY TO.

    goalie

  17. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I THINK SAFETY BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE SAFE BUT IT IS EQUAL

    SHRECKBOX1804

  18. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    @blueunicorn, I don’t really agree (not that I want to debate), because you could flee and get to a safe place, so as I posted in my comment, freedom first to get to safety

  19. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think they are equally as good.
    They both apply to every one!
    By tealwolf!

  20. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think that they are both equally important because they are both needed in life.If I had to choose one it would have to be safety because without out it you will struggle in life.

    By purplemusician

  21. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Safety

    I think this because people can make spears e.g .
    People can get hurt by other people .
    Some people may form hunting groups and kill animals or humans for flesh liver e.g

    by mmmusic

  22. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Safety is more important because if your not safe anyone could murder you or try and hurt you, but freedom is just where your free and your not rearly that safe, so i belive that saftey is more important.

    By greencat

  23. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    That is very sensible hungrywolf

    unicornburger

  24. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Safety

    I think this because people can make spears e.g .
    People can get hurt by other people .
    Some people may form hunting groups and kill animals or humans for flesh liver e.g .
    Also people may die by there self with no place to live .
    People can also die by there general health

    pandaboy

  25. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i also think freedom is more important because it is being you without anyones permission

    by hungry wolf

  26. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think this is hard as if you have to much safety would never be allowed anywhere but if you had to much freedom you would not be safe this is hard but you should have both. Although this may cause problems people cant always get what they want and we don’t always have an opinion as children but here we do and we should be able to get the best of both worlds having freedom and also having safety but a balanced amount of both. If i had to choose i wouldn’t be able to choose.

    By aquaunicorn

  27. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    SAFETY
    I think this because people can make spears e.g .
    People can get hurt by other people .
    Some people may form hunting groups and kill animals or humans for flesh liver e.g
    safety is more important so you can live a long life
    I THINK SAFETY BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE SAFE BUT IT IS EQUAL

    PANDABOY AND SHRECKBOX1804

  28. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Freedom is also important because children have the right to do what they want. They also have the right to privacy (Article 16.) Nobody can tell a child what to believe in or what to be!

    unicornburger

  29. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    safety is important because but so is freedom but everyone has there own opinion so it dous not matter if you agree or not Bye Burnet news club

    by ogaremogi27

  30. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I believe you can have both freedom and safety because you can be safe while having your freedom. And you can have your freedom whilst being safe!

    unicornburger

  31. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think that is a really good point aquaunicorn

    by hungrywolf

  32. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Safety is more important than freedom because you can have freedom but there is people everywhere and you don’t know what they are thinking.They might be thinking to capture you, there wont be anyone to help you because you are free.If you are safe no one will be able to hurt you because they are people there to protect you.

  33. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think safety is more important as anyone can be free, but if your free, anyone can come and harm you.
    safety is special to you otherwise you wont be here right now because if you didnt have safety you would die and that is my opinion.

    by greencat and ogaremoji27

  34. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    safety is more important so you can live a long life
    I think safety is more important as if not you could die or get hurt
    I THINK SAFETY IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU COULD GET HURT OR DIE IF YOUR NOT SAFE BECAUSE YOU COULD BE MURDERED
    I think safety is more important .

    I think this so we can be more protected than hurt .
    I also think this because people could be hurt and no one could be healed
    Also it could be bad because we can all get hurt and no one would be together.
    It could help us to be a better community
    I THINK SAFETY BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE SAFE BUT IT IS EQUAL
    Safety is more important because if your not safe anyone could murder you or try and hurt you, but freedom is just where your free and your not rearly that safe, so i belive that saftey is more important.
    I think this because people can make spears e.g .
    People can get hurt by other people .
    Some people may form hunting groups and kill animals or humans for flesh liver e.g .
    Also people may die by there self with no place to live .
    People can also die by there general health

    SHRECKBOX1804, PANDABOY AND GREENCAT

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      I have to choose safty to because I think that it could be true do you think so true don’t talk about spears and murder

      sillypenguins09

  35. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I believe that freedom is more important because we should have the right to say and do what we want as long as it obeys the law. In some countries for example Russia you are monitored to make sure what you are saying is appropriate and is not offensive to the Russian government they also threaten you or make you feel afraid to control and manipulate so you do what the Russian Government want or need you to say or do . So in some ways even though you are safe you are still threatened and are made to feel unsafe. In conclusion, I believe that freedom is more important because you have the right to say and do what you want and are unable to be threatened if you say or do something that is fair and legal however is or could be taken as an insult to governments or people in power.
    By loyalwolf

  36. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Safety is more important than freedom because you can have freedom but there is people everywhere and you don’t know what they are thinking. They might be thinking to capture you,there wont be anyone to help you because you are free.If you are safe no one will be able to hurt you because there are people to help and proptect you

    by mmmusic p.s i had to do it again because i didn’t right my name.

  37. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    SAFETY

    I think this because some people cant stay in contact.
    If you don`t have safety you could be unconscious were to go and you could not know were to go in big places .
    You could get ran over E.G .
    Sometimes without safety you can get injured by things that you buy like in shops if you buy a toy and you don`t know what it is because it dosen`t have a warning on it about the health and saftey you can die

    pandaboy

  38. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think safety is more important as anyone can be free, but if your free, anyone can come and harm you.
    safety is special to you otherwise you wont be here right now because if you didnt have safety you would die and that is my opinion.I think this so we can be more protected than hurt .
    I also think this because people could be hurt and no one could be healed
    Also it could be bad because we can all get hurt and no one would be together.
    It could help us to be a better community. Safety is more important because if your not safe anyone could murder you or try and hurt you, bu– I think safety is more important because if we are not safe we could get injured or killed. If we are dead we can not have freedom. If we are in a hospital bed we can not have freedom.t freedom is just where your free and your not rearly that safe, so i beleive that safety is more important.

    By ogaremoji27 and greencat

  39. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Safety is more important as no one can kill or injure you

    By greencat

  40. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Freedom is important because you should be able to live your life how you want to live your life! Not by someone else telling you how to live your life! People should be given the respect and freedom they deserve!

    unicornburger

  41. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I believe that freedom is more important because we should have the right to say and do what we want as long as it obeys the law. In some countries for example Russia you are monitored to make sure what you are saying is appropriate and is not offensive to the Russian government they also threaten you or make you feel afraid to control and manipulate so you do what the Russian Government want or need you to say or do . So in some ways even though you are safe you are still threatened and are made to feel unsafe. In conclusion, I believe that freedom is more important because you have the right to say and do what you want and are unable to be threatened if you say or do something that is fair and legal however is or could be taken as an insult to governments or people in power.I think that freedom is more important, because if you had safety but you were in a place like Burma, Myanmar etc… you would still be hurt but you wouldn’t be allowed to flee to a better place where there is safety. So in order to have safety, you would need freedom. You would not live a long or good life in places like these because you would be in distress and it will not be good for your brain, so if you had brain damage, you would not live a good life so that’s why I choose freedom.Also, if you didn’t have freedom, women would not be allowed to work in curtain countries. So, if you were in a place like Syria, your mum would not be treated like now ( kind, cared for etc……). Also, if you were in Russia, there’s no right for freedom of speech (so if the government said kids aren’t allowed, say, PlayStations you aren’t allowed to disagree) and if you are a news reporter, and you say something against the government, you would instantly be arrested for sying that.
    smileyface

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      I like your post and it is very interesting i agree with what you are saying but the information is a bit to much for people to handle. What does it mean to threaten someone.

      LionessLion

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      why did you write about playstations

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      Do you mean emotionally in school outside of school?

      LionessLion

  42. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think this because some people cant stay in contact.
    If you don`t have safety you could be unconscious were to go and you could not know were to go in big places .
    You could get ran over E.G .
    Sometimes without safety you can get injured by things that you buy like in shops if you buy a toy and you don`t know what it is because it dosen`t have a warning on it about the health and saftey you can die
    safety is more important so you can live a long life

    shreckbox1804 AND pandaboy

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      I disagree because Freedom is more important than safety and your sentence doesn’t make sense.

      LionessLion

  43. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Safety is more important. Think about it. If there was only freedom, people could do whatever they want. Possibly they might want to do reckless things. So safety is highly important. Playing devil’s advocate, freedom is equally important. If there was no freedom, the world would be pointless. Not being allowed to do anything, well that just sucks!

    KaraokeKat

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      Freedom is more important than safety because if you have freedom you can do whatever you want and have the opportunity to explore new things in the world. Safety is important but i think freedom.

      Lionesslion

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      it’s true i think so.

      sillypenguins

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      I like your post Karaokekat but disagree because as long as you follow the law you can have freedom. People can do reckless things but they wouldn’t because they know they would get arrested.

      LionessLion

  44. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think safety is more important because even if you don’t have freedom you are safe! Also, if you are safe, you will have a longer life to fight for freedom!

    by popcorn46

  45. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    That is a relly good explanation popcorn46

    unicornburger

  46. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    Freedom is more important than safety because if you have freedom you can do whatever you want and have the opportunity to explore new things in the world.

    Lionesslion

  47. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    mad dog

    I think safety is more important than freedom because you might injured or something worse could happen.

  48. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    I think safty becuase if your free you can get run over or in destres.

  49. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    freedom is more important than safety because you can do what ever you want without being controlled. If safety is more important some people might feel like they are being controlled.

    by patheticblabby218910

  50. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    mad dog

    what kind of freedom do you want to fight for?

  51. I think you should we should have freedom but we need those boundaries to keep us safe
    CuriousKitty

  52. i think safety is more important because if you don’t have safety then you won’t live that long.

    MiniChina and LittleDolphin

  53. I think that safety is more important because if we had freedom we will do what we want. So freedom will mean that humans can do anything legal or illegal so that’s why I think we should have safety instead of freedom.

    By T_biscuits

  54. I think safety is more important because even if you cannot be free you can always be safe
    by snickers fudge

  55. I feel that safety is more important than freedom because if you don’t have safety and you have freedom you aren’t going to live as long as you would live if you had safety. If you have safety you can always find another way to live happily.
    Mysticalbannana & HSHCPAMHWAD!

  56. I think Safety is more important than freedom. For if you have Freedom you might not use it wisely, and you could get easily hurt, but if you had more safety you will be safe and nothing tremendously bad could happen to you and you won’t be discriminated and radicalized- from FluffyTheReasoningKangaroo and JoJoSays

    • Thanks for your comment! This is a really interesting argument and you’ve used good reasons to back up your opinion. I want you to develop your reasoning even further here. Why would being safe stop you being discriminated against?
      You can develop your reasoning by asking ‘Why’ every time you come up with an opinion or reason. ‘How can I be sure that I am right’ and ‘Why’ are both really good questions to ask yourself when building an argument.

  57. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    I think that freedom is more important than safety because every body should live in freedom and be free to have their say in what they want to have a say. Every country should have the freedom of human rights.

    by Super fast cheetah

    • AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

      I understand how the importance of freedom may sound appealing to most people. However, I also understand that if you are not safe, you may be free legally but you would be tied down by worries for your safety and welfare. That isn’t really being free.

  58. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    I think that safety and freedom are equally as important. If you are safe but not free, a long safe life is not worth living if you are not free and are tied down by illegal statements. On the other hand, if you are free but not safe, the freedom has no worth as you would be constantly worrying for your life, your families life or your friends life. To be happy, you need to have an equal balance of safety and freedom. You are not free if you are not safe. You are tied down with worries.

    Catmad

  59. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    mad dog

    no one should be free they should be safe

  60. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    I got 6 out of 7 on the quiz.

  61. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    personally i think both are equally important because you should be free to do what you want with in reason but i do understand that safety is important as well so you need a good balance of both. you may think restrictions are boring but you’ll find its for a reason and i believe both are equally important. freedom is quite important as a right
    crystaleclipse

  62. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    I got 6 out of 7 on the quiz.

    super fast cheetah

  63. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    I agree because people should have their say and get the freedom they deserve.

    super fast cheetah

  64. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Freedom is more important because saftey will give you a long life but saftey without freedom means you will live a long life without hapiness, you will be forced to not say what you believe and this will make you unhappy. A happy life with not feeling safe is better than an unhappy life but feeling safe.

    blueleopard

  65. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    i think freedom is more important. we can always find a way to make ourslefs safe but we cant always be free! Elephants1

  66. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Saftey is more important than freedom as you can know that you can sleep in your bed and know that you wont get killed in the night. If you had freedom there a chance that you could be cacthed up in a purge or a mass murder somewhere becuase you have the freedom to kill or do what you want.
    Goldrhino

  67. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I think they are the same because you should be able to feel safe while having freedom

    Magicalbunny3816

  68. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think, personally, that safety is more important because if everyone had freedom, the crime rates might go up , terrorist attacks could be everyday or fires might burn down places because people like the emergency services don’t have a reason to work. Anyone could do anything they wanted. Imagine how dangerous that world would be.
    – GryffindorPug

  69. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think that safety is more important because, if you are safe that might make you want to travel more because ‘The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.’
    But, what about the freedom of speech: ‘The power or right to express one’s opinions without censorship, restraint, or legal penalty.’ Freedom is:’The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
    “we do have some freedom of choice”‘.

    Hermionegranger717

  70. I think ‘safety, is more important than ‘freedom’, because if you use freedom in the wrong ways you’ll face consequences ; prison, juvie, trial and court. “Safety is always our top priority” -Anna Folmnesbee-
    Fluffyisinterested and OriginallyCurious

  71. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Safety and freedom are both important. You could live in complete safety for a long time, or live in freedom for a good time. If you had no freedom but lots of safety, you would live for a long time with a low quality of life. If you had no safety but lots of freedom, you might not live that long, but you would live with a high quality of life. We could imagine the freedom-safety situation in buying some milk. If you had ultimate safety but no freedom, then the milk would be safe to drink, but you might not have the freedom to buy it. If you had ultimate freedom but no safety, you would be free to buy the milk, but it might not be sfe to drink. In this situation, you must make the choice for yourself whether you will take your freedom and buy the milk, or take your safety and go without. In this same way, people must choose for themselves whether they will take their freedom or their safety, and the answer will differ majorly between two people. The best way to answer this would be to find an effective balance between the two, but I personally think that freedom is more important, going back to my quality of life point, this is just like if someone were to say ‘quality not quantity’, but you might prefer quantity.

    OrangeBunny

  72. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Both freedom and safety are very importent,but looking on the aspect of actually living think Safety is more importent.Looking in on whats happening in Syria people there dont get any safety and its not worth living because the life they live is either on a hospital bed or tramautised for the rest of their lives even if they had freedom it would not make a differnce …Hospital bed or so called “freedom”.Freedom is also very dangerous as it give people the chance to do extreame action such as terrorism ,this is going past the territory of being “safe” So overall I believe that Safety is much better.

    -GoldenPanda

  73. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    i am now thinking that safety is also important because if we had no safety we will get injured or maybe might die. freedom and safety are both important and we are lucky to have them.
    by patheticblabby218910

  74. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    hi everyone

    sillypenguins09

  75. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    While both are important aspects of life, I think that safety is more important than freedom. Many people of different communities are afraid of leaving their homes or going to new places, because they are scared of being assulted or verbally abused. If a person has safety, freedom will come to them. If you simply have freedom, safety isn’t guaranteed, you still have the change of being harrassed or assaulted.

    VulneraSanentur4

  76. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    I think Freedom is more important than safety because if you have freedom and human rights in your country,you will be safe whereas,if there was no freedom or human rights,terrorists and attackers would be running round on streets and it wouldn’t be safe at all.

    By cupcakes and rainbows

    • Hi BNC,

      Cupcakes and rainbows have said that if you have freedom then you will be safe. Is this always true?

      Here are a couple of things I’m thinking about and would like to know your thoughts on:
      What about if someone is free to say what they want to another person and what they choose to say is threatening or hateful? Would the person they are saying it to feel safe?

      Does freedom come with responsibility? And what happen if we are not responsible?

      – Tiff

      • Hi Tiffany.
        You came to our school recently and inspired me to join news club. Every liberty must come with responsibility. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, but you must consider how you use that platform. All too much recently there have been social media storms of hate language and abusive messages. These are occasionally political, but sometimes simply someone who has stirred up an online mob with racist, sexist, homophobic and downright horrible comments. People must learn that their freedom to say these things does not mean they should go out of their way to upset people with these prejudiced posts. By NellieBly:the2nd

    • John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

      if you are free you may disobey and you can get punished for that so you are not guaranty to be safe.
      by:Bowgirl

  77. If you were to give up freedom it would be quite dangerous since it would be quite difficult or even impossible to get it back. Another point not to choose safety is because you could be responsible enough to take care of yourself. There are lots of security cameras in lots of different shops and offices, this is mostly good because it prevents theft, attack, abuse and other crimes. However, many people think that there shouldn’t be so many of them, because they find it violates their privacy and even freedom. In my opinion freedom is more important because, as I said earlier, you might be able to defend yourself. But to some people who have had incidents in the past or even simply fare attacks or accidents may prioritise safety and even if the cost of such protection is an infringement on their freedom, that may be acceptable. In conclusion this question is far too subjective to pin down a ‘correct answer’
    they who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    -Benjamin Franklin
    By sceptic cookie

  78. Hi it is Woodhill walrus, Woodhill flower, fire cracken and flame ninja.

    We think safety is more important because it links to freedom of speech, to have freedom of speech you need to have safety but you can have safety without freedom of speech. Lot of countries are scared for their safety because of Russia, where as it is only Russian people that do not have freedom of speech because of Russia. We think people would feel more responsible for everyone’s rights if they felt safer, there would be more harmony.

  79. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    I think safety is more important I know it is nice to be free but just imagine a world without freedom and then imagine a world without safety which is worse safety or freedom?
    In my opinion, safety is more important because your life is at risk
    by:bowgirl

  80. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    blue rayqayza here I think that safety is more Inportant because freedom is just running around the place and we need safety so we are safe from stuff that could harm us so that’s why I think safety is the better option blue Rayqayza out

    • Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

      Hey blue raqaeza, I agree because if your free you could be an EVIL NINJA hayaaaasa so you need safety. Rocket fox out.

  81. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    i got 7/7 in my test, what did you get?
    I hope you got my score to.
    DID YOU GET THEM FOR EASY?

    Sillypenguins09

  82. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    I think that safety is more important than freedom because, if there weren’t any safety anything thing could happen. I don’t really want to be mean or even rude but without safety, you could die. The reason why I am saying this is because we have recently been having terrorism, bombs and acid attaks. If something happened to you imagine how everyone would feel.

    Comment written by : Lovebunnycharm

  83. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    Safety is more important because if people don’t feel safe they will get in to wars. If you are involved in a war then lots of people are in danger and they lose their freedom anyway. For example in Syria people are running away as they are not safe to stay in their homes. They have lost the freedom to enjoy their lives.
    LP

  84. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    Safety – I think you can only be safe if the police don’t hurt you and you have the freedom to love and care for your family and friends.
    LF

  85. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    i think that Russian citizen should have freedom and president Putin should not be so dictating and demanding. People like peace at this point we are not safe

    • Please add your Hub handle so we know who you are if you’re the winner of this week’s competition!

  86. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    i think that Russian citizen should have freedom and president Putin should not be so dictating and demanding. People like peace at this point we are not safe lh

  87. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    I think that you can have freedom and feel safe and you have the right to say no don,t let other people boss you about you have the right to feel i think it wrong that the police don,t care and what to hurt you it makes me sad ts

  88. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    I think safety because if you’re safe you’re kind of free at the same time because if you know that nothing will attack or harm you then you can go around freely without being scared.
    WiseOwl13 over and out

    • Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

      I agree with you WiseOwl13. People, if they’re safe they are kind of…free.
      example:
      if you’re going somewhere you have the freedom of walking safely!:)
      You don’t have to worry.
      StarryLilacUnicorn

      • Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

        goldenells here

        Yes you don’t have to worry and you have a bit of safety but what if you had no freedom?

  89. I believe that freedom is ultimately more important. None of us are completely safe, as it is impossible to prepare for every single eventuality, but we make our decisions to ensure that we are at least not purposefully endangering ourselves. Freedom is a beautiful tool that makes us able to make our own choices. We must trust in human ability to do the right thing, and though we may not be safe, we will be ready and able to deal with any problems. Liberty has been fought for for so long and so hard, and we cannot discard it in favour of feeble protections. By NellieBly:the2nd

  90. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    if we had to take away freedom life would become really boring and not really fun but we need safety, it is no option to push it away. we have these to prevent us from getting hurt.YOU can make safety by following the instruction you are given, if we all do this our world will be safe.
    by patheticblabby218910

  91. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    I think safety is more important than freedom because it can save you from harm and you won’t be worried of death
    By: Knighthunter24

  92. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    Freedom might as well be the same, although it does not grant access to long life it can help you feel happy and comfortable
    By:Knighthunter24

  93. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Is freedom worth less than safety? What if safety perpetuates segregation?
    “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither…” Benjamin Franklin.
    By choosing safety, we could be allowing governments the right to continuously strip away our freedom. Plus, safety is never guaranteed. Life should not be lived in fear, protected by an umbrella of safety. Freedom is the spirit of life.
    MissHoney

    • Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

      In reflection to my comment above, the question of Freedom vs Safety is a like double-edged sword. Can freedom be given without safety? Is safety worth less than freedom? Someone once said that the average man fundamentally wants safety. Is this a generalisation? I guess it depends on how much freedom can be given under the umbrella of safety. Would freedom feel the same if we had no safety? Would complete freedom cause chaos? Would people be free to hurt others?

      It is a great question to think about….

      MissHoney

  94. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    Safety is important because anything could happen to you.
    All you need to remember is safety.
    Freedom is good however safety is most important.
    Everyone and everything is important so safety is too.
    Think about it carefully.
    Yay! We made it to the end.

    Comment written by: Lovebunnycharm

  95. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    Freedom is good in one hand but, think about the other hand. You always need safety in your life. Say you got a pie chart. 10% of the pie for me is freedom however, 100% of the pie chart is safety. I would choose and prefer, safety out of freedom (even though freedom is fun.)

    Comment written by: Lovebunnycharm

  96. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think freedom is better because you can do what you want to do not be under control.
    Paws9

  97. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think that freedom is a lot more important than safety because it would be bad to live a life were you do not have any rights or fun but also it would be bad to live in danger so i have mixed Idears on that one!!

    agentpurplepasta

  98. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Safety because if you are free and are not safe you could get hurt or killed but if you’re safe you are not likely to get killed.

    narwhal11

  99. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think safety is better because everyone is safer and happier.

    doubledare

  100. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    I think freedom is way more important than safety.The reason I think this is every person in the world should have freedom and be able to have human rights and many more .I also think this because freedom can also unlock a path way to safety as if you have freedom you can stop your self from putting yourself in danger where as if you had no freedom someone can tell you to do something dangerous and you can’t stop yourself .This can lead to serious injuries or evan death. That is the reason i am putting freedom over safety

    By Unigirl G

    • Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

      personally i think both are pretty important as if you had alot of safety you would trust more people but if you had freedom then the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants everyone has a different opinion if you agree tell me why ? if you dont tell me why not

      byColaCubez

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      I agree with you if you had freedom, safety would linger in between because people would have nothing to protect because every one would be free. But freedom must have its limits the reason behind this is say, i was going to steal something i could be free to do that so it should have its limits

      super fast cheetah

  101. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    Actually, if you think about it over and over again, it’s even harder to choose because freedom and safety are both vital to your life, but safety grants you access to longer life, while freedom lets you feel open air and feel as wild as you can, expressing your feelings, now I just don’t know. Might continue this comment later on cause I’m not too sure…
    Knighthunter24

  102. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    Sorry i didn’t get to finish. In my opinion i still think freedom

    By Unigirl G

  103. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think freedom is most important because without freedom you are not safe.
    Mrk

    • Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

      I’m here to tell the world about freedom,freedom is the source of life.with out freedom you are 90% to live because it we be peace and calm on your country but if is no freedom you’re just 50% to live.
      By Mr K.

  104. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think safety is better because when you are in trouble you might not be in danger.
    Mrbull

  105. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think safety is more important because if you are in danger you can get help quickly.
    Littlemisssinger

  106. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think safety is more important because you won’t be in danger.
    Mrplaystation

  107. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think safety is better because you can do business and you won’t get in trouble or danger. Freedom would have you to do anything you like without rules.
    Mrloyed

  108. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    I think safety is better because some people may be in danger and we can help them.
    Mrcole

  109. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Safety is more important because everyone wants to feel safe. Even though freedom is good, it could get you into trouble sometimes.
    Littlemisspebbles

  110. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Freedom,somepoele will start killing another people.look at Kenya ,Ethiopia,people are dying because of wanting their freedom. The election in Kenya ,people are running away from Kanya.
    Mr K

  111. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think that Mr k has a good point

    Beauty

  112. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    Everyone needs to be and feel safe and freedom is sometimes people can be in danger by it so it is fair if we are free but we need to be free in a safe way.

    Beauty