The pupils of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class have been learning all about debating and how to become strong and confident public speakers over the past year. We first participated in the Laois Primary Debating League in November 2015. Our team of 6 competed in the first round against Durrow National School and unfortunately lost the very exciting debate by a single point!
We were back in fighting form this school year and competed against Shanahoe N.S. in November. It was a nail-biting debate and it was obvious that both teams were very passionate about their arguments! However, Shanahoe came out the winners by a narrow margin. Well done to them!
The next debate will take place at the end of February where we will take on Shanahoe N.S. once again, this time as a 'friendly' debate. Fingers crossed this time we will be triumphant!