Senior Debate

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Last Friday the two 6th year English classes pitted their debating skills against each other. The students in 6th year are highly experienced and accomplished debaters and we all knew that it was to be a very close battle. The motion for the debate was taken from the 2016 Leaving Certificate Higher Level exam paper: ‘Young people should travel and see the world before joining the workforce or furthering their education.’

Both teams delivered speeches that were well researched and backed up by plenty of factual data as well as personal anecdotes. They stood in front of their peers with confidence and spoke with passion. This made the job very difficult for the adjudicators; however after much deliberations it was decided that the motion was carried.

We look forward to more high quality debates during the rest of the year!!

 

 

Karen, Alex and Rhys for the proposition

Karen, Alex and Rhys for the proposition

 

Rebecca as timekeeper and Conor as chairperson

Rebecca as timekeeper and Conor as chairperson

 

Adam, Christabel and Bobby for the opposition

Adam, Christabel and Bobby for the opposition

Horror Projects

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Class 1A2 was hard at work before the mid-term break, writing about the enduring appeal of horror stories. They investigated why it is that we are drawn to this particular genre and what writers have made a name for themselves through writing stories filled with fear, suspense and tension. The students did some research on writers such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and Derek Landy. A number of our students have a very particular interest in anime and they wrote about this in their project. Some students were even brave enough to write their own original poetry. Here are some samples of their work:

Horror Project

Horror Project

Horror Project

Horror Project