Mrs. Cronolly has organised two debates for 5th and 6th classes since September. The first debate was held in December and the motion was “Christmas…a time for gifts?” The second motion was “Homework is good for us…isn’t it?” The second debate took place on Valentine’s Day.
4th, 5th and 6th classes, along with their teachers Ms. Cunniffe, Ms. Connaughton, Mr. Kilbride, Ms. Harney and Ms. Gately, were the audience for each debate.
The audience voted for the winning team at the Christmas debate. In February, 2 debates were held. Mr. Connolly judged one and Mrs. McCabe judged the other.
The teams worked very hard to put their speeches together and they received a great response from the audience. All of the participants did very well – the proposing teams, opposing teams, chairpersons, timekeepers, welcoming committee, photographers and prize givers.
Debating is a wonderful way for children to develop their research and team work skills, as well as a fantastic opportunity for them to take part in a public-speaking event. The children involved were super and everyone enjoyed taking part.
Thank you to all involved!
By Stephany Caroline Faria fogaca 5th class.