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Philosothon champions

Posted on 9 August 2021

Our Senior Philosophy boys have been rewarded for their creative thinking, collaborative leadership, and fine use of reasoning by being awarded the Division A Championship at The University of Queensland Philosothon on Saturday 24 July.
 
The boys competed against teams from Nudgee College, Brisbane Boys College and eight other schools to take out the championship. By winning, the boys have automatically qualified for the Australasian Philosothon. Our Division B team also competed admirably on the day but were unable to take home the trophy.
 
For those unfamiliar with the Philosothon, it is a half-day event designed to develop the ability of students to critically analyse ideas and concepts, improve skills in argumentation, and collaboratively explore philosophical issues. To win, the boys needed to build upon the ideas of others, seek clarification and gain a better understanding of others’ ideas, offer useful insights to the group, recognise problems and offer thoughtful solutions, and help progress the inquiry within a context of uncertainty. These are all skills we aspire to exemplify both as students and teachers, and the boys should feel proud to be recognised for their excellent command of them.
 
Congratulations to the Senior A team of Matthew Bond, Raymond Zhuang, Tom Morgan and Shaoyang Gong.