An Ethics Olympiad is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students analyse and discuss real-life, and timely, ethical issues. It is modelled on the US version called an Ethics Bowl. It differs from a debate in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whatever position they believe is right and win by showing that they have thought more carefully, deeply and perceptively about the cases in question. Experience shows that the event encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civil discourse, international engagement, and an appreciation for diverse points of view.
In recent history, the event has been held online and students participate at school.
Year 8 students on the Middle School Enrichment Register are invited to participate.
Students attend a series of training sessions including sessions with more experienced students and our Scholar in Residence, Akram Azimi.