GCSE Revision and Sixth Form Conferences
RS GCSE Revision Conference
Please find poster and booking form for this forthcoming event, Tuesday 21 March 2017.
Sixth Form Conferences
Sixth Form Conferences offer 17 year olds an opportunity to debate current issues in a unique setting.
Ethical and moral dilemmas concerning Relationships, War, Fair Trade, Interfaith, Cloning, and other ‘Matters of Life and Death’ have been frequent items on the agenda.
The themes often cross curricular boundaries, not limited to Philosophy and Belief or Citizenship. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development forms the background. Presentation and debating skills are refined, both in the small group discussions, and during the final plenary with ‘Any Questions?’
Migration and Refugee Day at Wells Cathedral 10th October 2016
Wells Cathedral hosted a well-received Migration and Refugee Day on Monday 10 October inviting local schools and members of the public to hear keynote speaker, Fahim Asefi, share his traumatic experience of being an ordinary boy in Afghanistan to becoming an Afghan refugee in Somerset.
The day comprised of a sixth form conference in the morning that attracted 180 sixth formers from 5 different state and independent schools. Students listened to five speakers and then took part in workshops and a plenary session.
Recordings of these speeches can be found on our YouTube channel. David Maggs from the Diocese of Bath and Wells and Wells Cathedral have produced a hand out that lists the local contacts and charities that are tackling these issues.
In the afternoon, the public event attracted approximately 150 people and comprised of speeches followed by a Question and Answer session chaired by Bishop Ruth Worsley.
‘a smile, a small act of kindness’ can make the difference
Fahim Asefi, Afghan Refugee and apprentice legal adviser (centre of photo)
Follow this link to see more of this day.