On Wednesday 8 May, the Merici team in the ACT’s first ever ‘Philosothon’ competition won an impressive 3rd place overall and have earned Merici a place at the Australasian Philosothon, to be held later this year and involving schools from across Australia and New Zealand. This was a fine achievement at a high level competition. Anna Wearden of Year 10 also won 1st place from all students in her year level. Congratulations to the team and to Anna.
The Philosothon is an excellent opportunity for students to practise their skills in debating, critical thinking and discussion with students from year 9 to 12 from various schools. It is a discussion-based event which focuses on a set of ethical case studies, which students have been given in advance. Points are awarded for critical thinking, creative ideas and collaboration.