Clare College has been hosting the ROOTs programme over the last week and they have been busy debating and learning throughout their stay.
Groups at Clare College tested out their debating skills as they discussed whether healthcare should be free. Having been provided with top tips for creating convincing arguments, the students were divided into teams in order to see who could win debating glory.
The debate was fierce and logical ideas were flung from team to team. Some pupils noted the importance of accessible health care for those who could not afford private treatment, whilst others suggested that the enormous funding could be better used elsewhere.
It was incredible to see how convincing the ideas were that erupted from both teams, despite many students disagreeing with the side they were given to debate. Regardless, the debate was intellectually stimulating and showed keen debating skills from every member of the group.
Classes have been keeping students at Clare very busy and fascinated during their stay thus far, and assignments have been shaping nicely for submission towards the end of the course.
Pupils have discussed a range of subjects during their lessons, from the means of production to a study on ideologies. The ideas raised by students have been intriguing and show keen academic thought processes being shaped throughout the duration of the course.
Students are rapidly coming to the end of their course, but with Graduation just around the corner, there is lots more fun to be had.