This term in Topic we have been learning about the geography of Germany. We have found out about some its human and physical features as well as many of its tourist attractions. This week, we heard of a proposal to build a new ski resort in the Bavarian Alps. We thought about some of the possible benefits and drawbacks of the resort, and then assumed the roles of various groups, such as local residents, environmentalists and local business owners who may be impacted. We then held a mock town hall meeting where each group was given the opportunity to argue either in favour, or against the development.
Many excellent arguments for and against were made, as each group presented their arguments clearly and confidently (perhaps we have some budding lawyers in 5K!) After a spirited debate, we came to the conclusion that it would be best to not allow the ski resort to be built.