5th and 6th Class Debates.

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

 

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