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Ethics on the agenda for Dudley students as new initiative launched

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Sixth form students from across the Black Country met to discuss ethics as a new initiative was launched today.

Ian Austin, left, with Kinver Academy students Thomas and Ellie Jackson and Dave Pope from the Flame Trust

Teenagers from the Invictus Academies Trust's six schools were joined by Ian Austin MP and prominent figures from across the region at Netherton Arts Centre.

Ounsdale School, Kinver High School, Ellowes Hall School, Crestwood School and Leasowes High School were all represented at the event.

Sponsored by Dudley-based Flame Trust and organised by the newly formed Mercian Chaplaincy Partnership, the conference challenged ethical standards in education, industry, healthcare and the community.

It also served to mark the launch of a new chaplaincy initiative established in the Invictus Academies.

Mr Austin, the MP for Dudley North, delivered the opening address, underlining the ethical challenges in today’s society, drawing from many of his own experiences.

Students then attended workshops led by prominent figures from the West Midlands.

Dave Pope, CEO of Flame Trust, said: "This has been a most successful event which gave sixth form students the opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions, and challenge many of the standards that are accepted in today’s society."

Picture features from left to right, Ian Austin MP, 6th formers Ben Thomas and Ellie Jackson from Kinver Academy, and Dave Pope CEO Flame Trust

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