Trust for Sustainable Living International Schools’ Debates – Canada 2019
Thursday, 11 July 2019
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For the second time in a row, BHS students participated in the Trust for Sustainable Living Competition. Three of our Grade 10 students were invited to the debates as finalists for their essay submission, while one received honourable mention. The debates took place in July in British Columbia (BC), a progressive province when it comes to sustainable and clean living. As the chaperone, I was witness to the debates and our students’ achievements; of the awards won were best speaker, best group and honorary speaker. Having the debates in BC allowed the students to experience clean living and the importance of wildlife. Indeed, one of our activities was whale-watching. We took a 40-minute boat ride to find four humpback whales in the wild among sea lions, otters, eagles, walruses, and seals. Other activities brought us face to face with beekeepers, exquisite gardens and indigenous life. It was a majestic experience and one that will live in our memories for a long time to come.
By Jessica Sebali, English, Intermediate & Secondary