Debate Club 16th Feb

[17 Feb 2017]

Debate Club takes place every Thursday, after school, in the library. Last night, the students were tasked with doing a ‘Balloon Debate’ – a number of fictional profiles for people were provided and the scenario was that everyone was in a hot air balloon that was plummeting because it was over-filled. One person had to be chosen to be thrown off the edge of the basket to save the others. The students had to weigh up the pros and cons of throwing each fictional person out of the balloon.

Each student argued on behalf of each character and then a group discussion took place. In the end, Finnan’s lawyer was chosen to sacrifice (much to his dismay…).

The students were remarkable and a real credit to the Academy. Their arguments were polite, well thought-out and logical and everyone agreed it was a lot of fun.