For the twentieth year, the Rotary Club of Southwell recently sponsored the Rotary Challenge at the Minster School in Southwell. This annual event is keenly competed by the tutor sets of Year 12 at the school. Rotary provides a trophy and individual prizes for the winning team.
This year twelve tutor sets offered a presentation, on a topic of their own choice. As is usual at this event, the presentations were well researched and well argued, making a difficult task for the Rotary judges.
The twelve entries, reduced to six for the final after preliminary heats, again covered a wide range of topics. On this final evening subjects ranged from the future of technology (when it was stressed that this was not always good news), through the problems of stereotyping, a discussion on the legalisation of cannabis, the fairness of the sports system, and what really makes a hero.
The winning team, from C18 set, presented an entertaining and well-researched discussion on the question ‘At what age do you become an adult?’ This included, with the help of visual aids, an informative world tour. The set’s members (pictured) were Lizzy Pettit, Alicja Kordula, Evie Hoggard, Naomi Cottam, Sarah Atkinson and Naomi Slack. The trophy was presented by Rotary Club President Harold Huxtable.