On Wednesday 17 October, a group of eight students from Years 8 to 11 travelled up to Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School to compete in the annual Philosothon - a community of inquiry concerned with the big questions at the edge of science and reason. A Philosothon is a competition designed to promote critical and creative thinking and collaboration skills. Competitors were judged and awarded points by university-based lecturers in Philosophy.
Both MacKillop teams performed extremely well and were thrilled to be a part of such a stimulating evening discussing a wide range of diverse topics. “It was wonderful to see young people coming together to share their thoughts and ideas in such a positive, and encouraging event,” said Teacher Librarian, Mrs Kerry Muste, who accompanied Mrs Christie and the students and helped to organise the teams.
At the end of the evening students received individual recognition within their Year groups as well as in school teams. The Alison Freeman prize (named after the chief facilitator) was presented to the Most Promising Philosopher on the night and our school was very proud it was awarded to SMMC Year 11 student, Ibra’him Bhorat.
It was an animated trip back to Busselton with the students still buzzing after such an exciting evening.