Girls Learn to Challenge Preconceptions
Monday, 24 June 2013
Year 10 pupils in the Girls’ Division enjoyed a day of lectures and debate complementing and extending their learning in school.
The intensive one day program of short lectures followed by a debate gave students the opportunity to experience very high quality learning with expert lecturers.The day was designed to take students well beyond traditional school subject matter to challenge and engage the brightest minds, and encourage them to challenge preconceived ideas and think clearly and independently.
Girls spent the morning in the Arts Centre listening to a series of lectures including Time (this gets straight to the heart of relativity), The Politics of tolerance and/or Postmodernism and Does a Snail have consciousness?, and took part in a debate entitled 'This house believes in abortion on demand'.