By Nicole Chan
The Debate Team has proposed to have a speaker’s corner in Nobel International’s very own school grounds for the new term. Should this proposal be approved, the school foyer will allow for open-air, public speaking and expressions of opinions from everyone and anyone of all ages. The only rule, is that the individual keep this public expression within seven minutes.
‘Speaker’s corner’ descended from a tradition that argued for democratic freedoms of expression, and the “Right to Speak”, calling for democratic reforms. This culture had arguably began in Hyde Park, London, where a designated spot in any public space makes for a proverbial soap-box for individuals to speak about any topic, subject, intellectual or otherwise, subjective or objective, philosophical or the mundane.
If approved, speaker’s corner will only be accessible during respective recess and lunch periods.
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