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Congratulations to our Senior Debating Team in their recent victory over Colaiste Cois Life in the first of this year’s Concern Debates. The team included Gayatri Sangra, Alex Healy, Oisin O’Sullivan and was captained by Blaithnáid Henry.
Lucan Community College proposed the motion ‘For women to access leadership positions, gender quotas must be implemented’ and had a unanimous victory over the opposition. The adjudicators commended both teams on their research and knowledge of global issues and were impressed by the passionate and skillful oration skills of both teams.
The debate was chaired by senior debator, Matthew Graham and Ms. Monahan was our dutiful timekeeper. The team are currently in preparation for their next debate against Luttrellstown Community College after the midterm break on the 14th of November.
Thanks to all involved and particularly to Ms Mulhern who has put so much time into helping the debating team since September.
Comhghairdeas le foirne díospóireachta Gaeilge na scoile a ghlac páirt sa chéad babtha den comórtas Gael Linn an seachtain seo. Ba choir go mbeidís an bhródúil astu féin. Éacht iontach ab ea é bheith páirteach sa chomórtas seo. Mí Ádh don fhoireann sinsearach nár éirigh dul ar aghaidh agus go n-éirí leis an bhfoireann Sóisearach go háirithe a bhuaigh in aghaidh Coláiste na nDoiminceánach atá ag dul ar aghaidh don céad babtha eile.
Foireann Sóiearach : Jordan Hartnett, Alex Healy, Matthew O’Donnell (Junior)
Foireann Sínearach : Amy Cassidy, Orla Beagan, Jenny Bowler (Senior)
Congratulations to our Irish debating teams who took part in the first round of the Gael Linn Competition recently. They should be extremely proud of themselves. It was a great achievement to take part. Hard luck to our senior team who did not go through to the next round and the very best of luck to our junior team who beat the Dominican College, Sion Hill to go through to the next level.
Three of our First year Junior Debating students entered into the Matheson Junior Debating competition The Speech. Each student had to make a video recreating a famous speech from history or film that was then uploaded onto Facebook where students would progress by public vote.
1st Year – Darragh - The Kings Speech
1st Year – Alex - The Hunger Games (400+votes)
1st Year – Gayatri - Helen Keller
Gayatri narrowly lost out on the 3rd finalist position. Alex and Darragh are two of three Junior Finalists. Students videos are currently before a panel of film and oratorical experts who will choose the overall winner.