Last Wednesday Theresa (Year 11), Matilda (Year 10) and Jasmine (Year 9) attended the Philosothon at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. We were split into age groups and began the Community of Inquiry. We discussed three topics, “Is it moral to have a donor baby?” “Is the mind a physical thing?” and “Is privacy important?”. All participates came into the inquiry with their own ideas but we were able to discuss new concepts that may have never been considered before that could change their perspectives. It was a great way to share ideas and learn new perspectives.
The Philosothon is a great experience and you step outside your comfort zone. We were able to meet new people, who had similar or different worldviews on topics, and it was a really important learning experience because we had to accept their beliefs but we also could not be intimidated by them to change our paradigms. It is a really great way to shared and discuss popular topics in society. We would like to thank Dr Carvalho, who trained us and gave up her time to come with us to the event.
By Matilda Wiggins, Year 10