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Academic Scholars explore Social Security or Nanny State debate during latest session

Academic Scholars explore Social Security or Nanny State debate during latest session

A group of Academic Scholars at Rydal Penrhos took part in a debate regarding one of the nation’s most polarising subjects as part of an ongoing learning initiative.

Music teacher and programme leader Richard Davies led the specially arranged session for those that have been awarded an Academic Scholarship to the school on Tuesday, February 19, which was based on the question “Social Security or Nanny State?".

This includes a discussion on who should look after our elderly and those unable to work, with each pupil giving their thoughts on a very controversial topic that seems to have split the country in recent years.

They explored the different current options available and identified ways in which the current administration could possibly improve this

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “This was a very thought provoking discussion involving our Academic Scholars, who all demonstrated an impressive knowledge surrounding the topic.

“Our Academic Scholar sessions have been a huge success since its implementation and it is great to see the programme continue to thrive under the leadership of Mr Davies.”

Rydal Penrhos offers scholarships to pupils who show outstanding talent in various fields: academic, art, drama, music and sport.

Pupils may apply for scholarships at entry into Year 7, Year 9 and the Sixth Form.

Scholarship awards are determined by the Entrance examinations, scholarship exams, interview with the Head or member of the Senior Management Team and, where appropriate, a practical assessment in school of the candidate’s proficiency in his or her chosen area.

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