Back in October, we showcased some of our new Year 12 cohort and found out how they were settling in. Gabi Howey was one of those students, and since settling in well to our sixth form she has had a very busy couple of days.
Gabi, alongside Year 13 student Elanor Kipling, attended a youth climate change conference at the Life Centre in Newcastle. The aim of the event was to support young people in sharing their vision for an effective, practical and acceptable response to the global challenge.
There were many representatives at the conference from colleges across the North East who debated the key issues surrounding climate change, listened to the keynote address from Professor Hayley Fowler of Newcastle University and developed proposals for some local initiatives aimed at protecting the environment.
The following day, Gabi worked with her partner in oratory and argument, Year 13's Jake Knight, debating with a team from All Saints Academy over the motion that childhood vaccinations should be made mandatory. The debate was part of the Rotary Club's young peoples debate competition where both Gabi and Jake impressed the judges with their depth of knowledge and their ability to use evidence to support their points.
Gabi's recent activities are just some examples of how she is flourishing both academically and socially at Teesdale Sixth Form. Well done Gabi - keep the great work up!