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Sir Harry Smith Community College

  • Christmas Debate

    During the week commencing December 12, the College debated the question: Has Christmas become too commercialised?

    College-wide Christmas Debate

    During the week commencing December 12, the College took a valuable opportunity to promote reflection upon our cultural values.  With guidance from form tutors, students from across all three key stages considered the question: Has Christmas become too commercialised?  In preparation for form time discussions and debates, students were encouraged to research all sides of the issue, all the while being mindful of affirming the core British values of understanding and tolerance. 

    Aspects of that week’s literacy focus—developing and supporting viewpoints —were also integrated into these college-wide debates, so that students could be reminded of how literacy skills shape the word around them.  These debates fostered some very interesting exchanges, culminating in a school-wide vote. The entire event affirmed a core aspect of our College ethos, namely the importance of respecting—and engaging with—the viewpoints of others