Modern Studies International Conference

Report from Mr McLaughlin


Pupils from Higher Modern Studies participated in the North Lanarkshire Council Modern Studies International Conference. This has been the first International Conference since 2009. All secondary schools throughout North Lanarkshire were represented and participated in two debates at the GLO Centre in Motherwell.

Magen McNulty had the pleasure of opening the second debate opposing the need for Nuclear Weapons. Maria Casey, Chloe Cunningham, Lewis McCourt, Rhea McDade, Niamh McDevitt, Magen McNulty, Joseph McQuillan, Alexander Robertson, James Simmons and Lauren Whitehead spent a great deal of time an effort conducting research for the debates and creating banners and badges. Our Lady’s High was representing the country of South Africa.

After a number of excellent contributions, fierce debate and a vote, the motion “This house believes that nuclear weapons are a necessary evil” was agreed by the house.

Our Lady’s High pupils performed excellent on the day and although the motion did not go in our favour, the pupils very much enjoyed themselves and left their mark on the Modern Studies International Conference of 2015. Roll on 2016!

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