Visiting speakers lead a thought-provoking law debate


Island VI Form students were inspired by visiting speakers this week who led the students in a debate and discussion focused on the topic “We should never break the law”.

Retired judge and barrister, Tim O’Flynn, and ex-Deputy Head of Security and Policing, Rob Packham, spent an afternoon with Year 12 covering a wide range of evidence from climate protests, non-violent resistance and the possibility of making meaningful change in society within the constraints of the law.

Politics, Classics and Business student Joe Hodgkinson said “It was a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas we often don’t get a chance to cover in normal lessons. The guests were incredibly interesting and brought their own life experiences and perspectives to guide the debate. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking afternoon.”