Ethics Day at Saltash.net
By JanePublisher | Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 14:28
Who would have thought that a washing line, a wheelie bin and a traffic cone would all contribute to the moral maze of Ethics Day 2012! Year 12 students at Saltash.net School spent the day exploring the role of Ethics in decision making, tackling some very complex issues through thought provoking, challenging and light hearted activities.
Adam Killeya at Ethics Day
Saltash Mayor Martin Gee at Ethics Day
Each student made their own ethical personality who they positioned on 'The Washing Line of Truth' The line ranged from strongly agree to strongly disagree and the sixth formers and staff regularly moved their miniature personality throughout the day in response and reflection of each activity.
Saltash.net was fortunate to receive a talk from Glenda Cooper of St Luke's Hospice early on in the day. Glenda really 'made real' the many benefits and challenges of caring for, and loving a severely disabled infant. She was informative, realistic and genuine - basing much of her presentation upon her own vast experience as a nurse.
In addition to slideshows, a DVD, group object searches and research tasks, the school also experienced a 'Question Time' style debate where representatives from the Buddhist and Christian faiths, the medical profession, politics and education answered questions formulated by the students on the topic of prematurely born infants and the challenges they and their families face.
For many of us this was the highlight of the day and the school was delighted to be able to welcome ex student Abi Carey as our medical representative alongside Martin Gee to talk politics as the Mayor of Saltash.
Esther Keen – Teacher of Religious Education said: "It was so encouraging to see staff and students so engaged and interested in Ethics Day and I do hope that everyone was able to gain some insight into the intriguing, subjective and intricate world of decisions associated with the rights and wrongs of our journey of life."