12th December 2003




Sixth-formers at Caistor Grammar School got to grips with some of the most pressing problems in world politics at a World Issues Day yesterday (Thursday).


The students got together with volunteers from the University of Lincoln to discuss conflict and resolution with a particular focus on the war in Iraq.


Representatives from Cameroon, Malaysia and Iraq volunteered to facilitate workshops around conflict issues with lower sixth-form pupils.


Three opposing views of the conflict in Iraq were explored: the US/UK coalition, the United Nations and the Islamic nations.


The intention was that by considering all three positions a greater understanding of the complex nature of the conflict and any hoped-for resolution would be understood.


A mock ‘Question Time’ was held and the afternoon culminated in a plenary session of presentations and discussions.


The event was organised as part of the University Community Volunteer Project which places students and staff in community volunteer roles.


This particular project – Lincs OWN (One World Network) – involves international students and staff working with children in local schools on curriculum issues.


A similar initiative will take place in February at St Peter at Gowt’s Primary School in Lincoln as part of a multi-cultural week.


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