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TCS at Concern Debates 2017

TCS Debate success

This year some of our Transition Year students are taking part in Concern’s debating competition. It is a competition where student get the opportunity to debate against other schools on issues about the developing world and human rights. Our transition years involved were new to debating and so they got started with a training day with Concern. This was a great opportunity for them to learn about what it means to be a debater but also to start thinking about development issues and the developing world. Students took part in some great activities and got to meet some fellow debaters from the Dublin area. So far our debaters have been successful and have secured three unanimous wins. First our team travelled to St. Columba’s college. There they opposed and defeated the motion that ‘to end world hunger the world must embrace GMO’s’. Next the team were on home turf and welcomed The High school Rathgar. They proposed and carried the motion ‘for women to access leadership positions, gender quotas must be implemented’. Their most recent debate was against Coláiste Éanna CBS and the team proposed and carried the motion ‘Young people today are indifferent to the problems of the developing world.’ Our debate team include Megan Kelly, Lee Cairnduff, Abbie Walsh and Cían Farrell. They are also helped by the debate research team; Cindy Edem, Claire Edem, Luke O Gorman, Precious Adeyole, Hala Maowi and Shane Lee. Well done to all involved and best of luck in future debates. Pics