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Sixth Form consider Inequality with This Will Be Your World panel session

The second of our thought provoking This Will Be Your World sessions took place on Tuesday 5th March. This session explored Inequality. We had two excellent perspectives from OF experts with immense knowledge and insight: Nicholas Burnett (CE-Ar 1963-1968), Education consultant and Former Assistant Director General for Education at UNESCO, and Hamish McRae (CW 1957-1962) economic journalist and author, foremost speaker on global future trends. The session was expertly chaired by Head of Economics, Miss Solenn Gueganton and by student Chair, Caitlin L. The Sixth Form had lots of questions including:

Which is the greater issue for education in our world today – inequality of outcome or inequality of opportunity?

As a student of IB Economics, we’ve recently been discussing concepts such as GDP. Is it more important for a government to focus on economic growth or inequality?

The This Will Be Your World series was conceptualised for Fettes in partnership with UN Climate expert Martin Lees (CE 1955-1960) to provide first hand perspectives into key global issues. This helps students to deeply consider these important factors for their life beyond Fettes. We are extremely grateful to the experts from the Fettes community who are supporting us with such insight and perspective in these sessions.

There is no doubt that after this session students were more aware of the causes of inequality, they also have a greater insight into some of the challenges and solutions to address the balance, along with further reading to help shape their own thoughts.