Enrichment Day challenges students

British academic, philosopher, theologian and prolific author, Dr Peter Vardy
was the guest speaker at an intellectually demanding and challenging enrichment day for Brentwood School students.

The enrichment day, open to all GCSE Physical Education and Religious Education students, examined the ideas of Ethics and Sport and tackled some of the tricky issues faced by athletes during their careers.

The course looked at questions such as how to manage and lead, how to see the good of the team and the individual, and the nature of cheating. Beginning with an overview of ethical theories, Dr Vardy then covered the major areas using a variety of video clips to drive home points about gamesmanship and sportsmanship.

Dr Vardy, began his career as a chartered accountant, before leaving business to work in academia. He was vice principal at Heythrop College, London, from 1999 to 2011, and now travels the world and is internationally well-known as a leader in the fields of Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics and Values Education.

Mr Bruce Clements, Head of Religious Studies, said: “The students were stretched and challenged by this intellectually demanding day and we hope it is the first of many opportunities when different departments explore areas of common interest.”