History Debate.

image DebCongratulations to the 5th year students who took part in this mornings debate. Eoin Holton; Caitlin Kernan and Jack Nicholson proposed the motion : “That Leni Riefensthal was a propagandist not a documentary maker” while Anton Krasovsky: Lee Byrne and Sam Cox opposed the motion.
After an excellent and well researched debate the motion was defeated.
Thank you to everyone involved especially Mr Clarke and Ms Gaffney who adjudicated. Thanks to Ms O’Brien and Mr Cogavin for facilitating a very intellectually stimulating debate.

 

Debating News – Concern Debating Workshop and an upcoming debate.

On Monday 6th October, four students attended a Concern Debating Workshop in the Carmelite Community Centre on Aungier Street in Dublin City Centre. Students from schools across the country attended the workshop, which focused on teaching students about researching debates, presenting debates and the skills of refutation and rebuttal. The day ended with a mini-debate where each student presented a one-minute debate on the topic.

 

Our first Concern Debate takes place on Tuesday 4th November at 7pm in the school. We are hosting the debate against Dominican College, Griffith Avenue, and we are proposing the motion that ‘Critics who threw ‘cold water’ on the ice bucket challenge were unfair.’  We hope to have a good audience for the debate so please come along and support our debaters as they tackle this topical issue.
Ms. Bradley.

SciFest launches.

 

logoSecond and Fourth Year students are being made aware of the SciFest competition this week. Dr. Justin Lawler of Qualflow Systems will be giving Second Year students a talk this week about SciFest, a nationwide second level science competition. Dr. Lawler has been a judge at the competition in the past.

The school had an enthusiastic participation in the competition last year, with ten projects entered. We hope to see great uptake again this year. More information is available at scifest.ie.