RS Conference Trip

On Friday 4th November a group of year 11 students set off to Covent Garden to attend a Religious Studies conference. The conference was hosted by Dr Peter Vardy. Dr Peter Vardy is a philosopher, theologian and author. The programme offered different religious opinions on the existence of God, war, peace and Justice, early life and sex and relationships. The students got the chance to debate on stage with students from other schools across London. Debates included whether the use of drones during war was ethical and whether humans should be using genetic modification and embryo selection to better improve the human race when it comes to intelligence and the selection of genes that would allow parents to choose what eye and hair colour their child had. The students thoroughly enjoyed their day and they all benefitted from being able to develop their opinions, expanding their knowledge and hearing other people’s opinions on the topics they are studying for the GCSE exams