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St Mary’s Anglican Girls School vs. Shenton College.
Sponsored by ECU’s Faculty of Business and Law, the annual Schools Conflict Resolution and Mediation (SCRAM) Grand Final was held last week on Thursday 29 September at ECU’s Joondalup campus. The competition increases awareness of peaceful dispute resolution in schools and communities.
Year 9 and 10 students mediate disputes that are relevant to their every day lives. They engage in interactive role plays based on fictitious community-based scenarios, and in doing so are introduced to the mediation process. Over the year, nine schools participated:
The Grand Final saw St Mary’s Anglican Girls School and Shenton College go head to head to compete for the champion title. The two schools completed an interactive role play, attempting to peacefully resolve a conflict between a group of friends and community members.
In the end, the enthusiastic group of students from St Mary’s Anglican Girls School came out on top, and were named winners in front of their family and friends at the awards ceremony. The students were presented with a plaque for their school, and the SCRAM trophy.
SCRAM is an initiative of the Western Australian Dispute Resolution Association (WADRA), and is run by volunteers who dedicate their time as coaches and adjudicators. The Grand Final was judged by a panel of experts from various community and corporate mediation groups.