Term 4, Issue 03: Learning Diversity | Siena College
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2022 Middle School Ethics Olympiad

Two Siena teams comprising of Year 7 and 8 students took part in the Middle School Ethics Olympiad last week. Students had the opportunity to explore, discuss and present their insights and ways of thinking about ethics of various case studies in an interschool setting. It was an invaluable experience which allowed students to collaborate, as well as hone their public speaking and ethics thinking skills. Below are some of the students' reflections:

"When I signed up to compete in the Middle School Ethics Olympiad, I was not sure what the event was. I decided to try it out and I am very happy that I did. There were two Siena teams which consisted of both Year 7 and 8 students. It was a great opportunity to get to know each other as well as to compete against other schools. A judge from the Olympiad would make an assessment on how well both teams (Siena team versus another school's team) presented their points and analysed the case study. Overall, the Olympiad was a new and fun experience which I enjoyed." Mikhela A

"I would like to express my gratitude for being given the chance to participate in the event. Even though the Ethics Olympiad was no doubt challenging, it was a memorable experience for everyone and it greatly enhanced my debating skills. Through this experience, I was also able to create lasting bonds with my peers." Miley H

"The Ethics Olympiad was a very valuable experience for me. It was very interesting to discuss the ethics of many case studies. It was nice being able to interact with other students from other schools and judges; some judges were in different countries apart from Melbourne! Overall it was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed collaborating with my teammates to decide on the most ethical decision!" Emily S

Melanie McKenzie

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