On May 18, 2017
Reda Culture House hosted an Oxford-style debate on climate changes in the
Baltic Sea region; School no. 2 was represented by four pupils: Laura Elwart,
Ola Hinc, Klaudia Murszewska and Ania Ratke.

The event began with presentations made by local authorities, including the mayor
of Reda, responsible for carrying out local environmental protection tasks as
well as projects and actions promoting ecological behaviour. During a brief
discussion, we summarized the May youth exchanges in Reda, Nykoebing and Klaipeda; then we had an opportunity to listen to an exciting lecture on
environmental economics as well as participate in workshops and ecological
games.

The main feature of the meeting was an Oxford-style debate (Reda versus
Wejherowo), which was attended by young people from three schools that have
participated in “Let’s Do It” – Schools no. 1 and 2 from Reda and Szkoła
Społeczna from Wejherowo; its subject was human influence on climate change on
our planet. Reda schools tried to convince the audience that such changes were
caused by people whereas youngsters from Wejherowo supported their natural
origin.

After a long and substantive discussion, the audience accepted the convincing arguments
of both sides and the debate ended in a fair tie. Each participant not only left
the event rich in knowledge about the environmental care and protection, but
also received a small (ecological, of course) souvenir.