5th and 6th Class Debates.

  • The Judge has to make the hard decision!
  • Third speaker for the Proposing team.
  • Second Speaker of the Proposing team.
  • Debating teams with teacher.
  • Audience for the Debate
  • Chairperson for Debate Christmas.. a time for gifts?
  • Captain of the Opposing team
  • Third Speaker for the Proposing team.
  • Question time with audience.
  • Third Speaker for the Opposing team.
  • A speaker from opposing team.
  • Captain of the Proposing team.
  • Second Speaker for the Opposing team

 

  • Debate announcement.
  • The Proposing Team.
  • Fourth class pupils support the debate.
  • The Chairperson of the debate "Homework is good for us...isn't it?."
  • The Opposing team.
  • The captain of the winning team (opposing ) makes her victory speech!
  • Question time with the audience.
  • The Opposing team.
  • Audience for debate "Homework is good for us...isn't it?."
  • The winning team (Proposing ) for the debate, "Homework is good for us...isn't it?."
  • The Opposing team
  • The Second Speaker for the Proposing team.
  • The judge is making his hard decision!
  • Chairperson for the debate "Homework is good for us...isn't it?."
  • Opposing team.
  • Question time with the audience.
  • The Proposing team.
  • The captain of the winning team (Proposing ) makes her victory speech for the debate, "Homework is good for us...isn't it?."
  • Question time with the audience.
  • Question time with the audience.
  • Another judge with a hard decision!
  • The Captain for the Opposing team.
  • The Opposing team.
  • First Speaker for the Opposing team.

 

Debating:

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.