On May 6th, 12 Grade 10 Philosophy students competed against a dozen Tasmanian teams, all of them comprised of TCE Philosophy students from the state’s top schools, in the Senior Ethics Olympiad. The Olympiad is a global Philosophy competition that puts students through four gruelling 70-minute heats in which they’re challenged to find solutions to thorny ethical dilemmas like, “should we tear down statues of men who did great things but also owned slaves?” Our two teams did themselves and their school proud, one team receiving a special commendation and the other the bronze medal.
The Ethics Olympiad was founded in 2013 by Matthew Wills, the then Head of Philosophy, Values and Religious Education at Hale School in Perth WA. Originally trials were conducted with schools in several US states using video conferencing technology and Skype to bring the schools together. The trial was a great success. Thereby the Ethics Olympiad was born and has been run since then annually with a growing number of schools involved. The Ethics Olympiad
Special commendation team:
Bronze Medal team: