Year 9 students from took part in Dudley’s 5th Annual E-safety Debate on Wednesday 8 February 2017.
Ben Watkins, Fergus Milligan, Max Worrall and Nihal Ahmed debated in favour of the motion “Everything we see on the worldwide web (on the internet) is plausible and credible”. Their opponents were Summerhill School, whose Year 11 pupils debated against the motion.
In the audience at Dudley’s Council Chambers were students from both schools who were asked to vote for the most persuasive arguments, resulting in a 14/14 tie.
The event, to mark ‘Safer Internet Day 2017’, was organised by Dudley Grid for Learning and Dudley’s community safety partnership, safe & sound. Sarah Norman, Chief Executive of Dudley MBC gave the opening welcome.
Comment from Headmaster Paul Kilbride “Our students enjoyed speaking in the Council Chambers where elected councillors debate important national and local issues. This week at Old Swinford Hospital we been using Safer Internet Day to highlight the positive uses of technology and how we all can create a better and safer online community.”