One week on from their arrival, our St Andrews students spent their Sunday engaged in a lively debate about education – a topic which they certainly have a stake in!
The topic was first introduced by Rebekah Tauritz, a researcher from the University of Edinburgh. Rebekah gave an engaging presentation which set the stage for the students to elaborate on the topic.
The subject of the debate was whether high school education is effective in preparing pupils for the complex and uncertain issues they will have to tackle in adult life.
After a discussion full of excellent contributions, during which everyone showed great respect for each other, the students decided that high schools don’t prepare pupils adequately for facing issues like plastic pollution.
To cap off a great afternoon of debate, Ozgur and Paul were rewarded for their outstanding contributions throughout with ORA hoodies. Congratulations!