Flair Week in Science

Flair Week in Science


Helen Booth
Helen Booth
Flair Week in Science

This week one of our year 10 students, Bharruni has taught a lesson to three year 10 science groups. Bharruni is completing an award programme run by an organisation called ‘Medic Mentor’ which aims to support young people who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The organisation helps students to fulfill the admission criteria needed for many medical schools.

Bharruni planned the whole lesson herself, she produced all of the resources and taught the lesson from start to finish. The topic of the lesson was ‘Should cannabis be legalised?’ which is a subject which has appeared in the media recently and is currently being debated nationally.

The lesson began with an introduction to the topic, led by Bharruni. She gave an excellent presentation to the class and showed them a very informative video. The class were then split into two halves. One half of the class had to research the case for legalising cannabis and the other half had to research why cannabis should not be legalised.

The lesson ended with four students from each side of the argument presenting their ideas to the class in a debate. Ari, Roshni, Mihir and Ilayda argued for the legalisation of cannabis and Ronan, Beau, Rakchiga and Peter argued against it. Some excellent arguments were given. The class were then asked to decide whether cannabis should be legalised.

Well done to the students who took part in the debate! Well done and thank you to Bharruni for planning and leading such an excellent lesson with the classes involved!

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