Bishop’s visit JFS for a debate workshop
We thoroughly enjoyed the parallel histories debate at JFS! It was an insightful and informative discussion surrounding whether Britain should have been criticised or praised for their handling of the mandate in Palestine; We had a lengthy debate upon Britain’s handling of the mandate, then followed an informal discussion with the year 13 students who had visited Israel on a school trip. They were very well informed and educated us upon their own heritage and their understanding of the conflict within Palestine. They also had strong interest in hearing our opinions too. We then discussed whether Winston Churchill deserved the title of the ‘greatest Briton’. It was wonderful to speak to many different people as we were in mixed groups rather than just with our own school. After researching the Churchill statement, we compiled succinct arguments and had another informative debate.
We are so grateful to have been able to partake in this emotive conversation. We have learnt a plethora of knowledge from bright and engaging students who were coherent and articulate in their arguments. It was extremely eye-opening to hear the opinions and voices of other members of our generation.