So the real debate begins. Today following a presentation on the history of whaling the schools have taken the role of different countries that attend the IWC (International Whaling Commission).
The big difference is that the students are much more polite and articulate than some past meetings of the IWC that I remember.
The arguments are based on the arguments often offered at the IWC. Australia has just refuted Japan's argument that it needs to cull whales, noting that humans, fish and 'seabirds take more fish than whales do.
The sophistication and level of the arguments is incredibly high and now each country is putting forward the resolutions it wants to see voted through