We would like to congratulate our Transition Year debaters who are now through to the quarter finals of the Concern Debates competition. On the 7th of March, our students travelle to Loreto Abbey Dalkey for the knock-out phase of the competition. The TCS team opposed the motion 'To achieve the SDGs, the Robin Hood tax must be adopted globally'. It was an exciting and dynamic debate against a great Loreto team. Despite the best efforts of Loreto, the motion was defeated securing victory for Tallaght Community School. This now leaves TCS in the final eight schools in the country.
To get to this stage, our debaters have done us proud with five unanimous wins. The TCS team have faced strong competition along the way and have debated against St. Columba's College, The High School Rathgar, Presentation Rathfarnham and St. David's CBS in Artane. In addition to debating successes which are the result of excellent research, speech writing, rebuttals and presentation skills, the team have enjoyed learning about development issues, ranging from world hunger to gender equality.
The TCS Concern Debate Team consists of speakers and researchers and we would like to wish them well as they proceed to the final eight. Well done and best of luck to all of our students who take part, both speakers and researchers, including Megan Kelly, Lee Cairnduff, Cindy Edem, Cian Farrell, Abbie Walsh, Claire Edem, Luke Gorman, Shane Lee, Hala Moawi and Precious Adeloye.