Yesterday saw the Third Year Humanities day take place in school giving students the opportunity to discuss and debate various topics with guest speakers and teachers.
In the first Geography and Economics session, Ash Dykes, winner of the 2015 UK Adventurer of the Year Award, spoke to students about his adventures, including escaping forest fires, crocodiles and having to carry a cockerel to the top of the highest mountain in Madagascar. In the Politics session, the Third Years debated whether the UK voting age should be lowered whilst in the lesson looking at Religious Studies, a representative from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s Peace Education Unit introduced pupils to the fascinating and controversial issues concerning the existence and role of nuclear weapons. Finally, in the History element of the day there was a focus on World War One. Pete Jones, former KES teacher and published author on the subject of the KES war dead and the tour guide for the annual KES Third Year World War One Battlefields trip, introduced pupils to some of their predecessors who made the ultimate sacrifice in the conflict of 1914-18.