On Wednesday the 30th of November, the members of the German debating team, Alexandria Clarke, Darren Scanlon, Zara Newman and Micheala Mulhall (all Transition Year), alongside their teacher Ms Knipschild, travelled to Lucan Community College to take part in the Siemens German debating competition. This was the first time the school took part in the Siemens debating which is organised by the Goethe Institut Dublin.
Our team was debating against the motion that Irish teenagers leave school too early. We had many strong arguments but unfortunately we were defeated by Lucan Community College.
We really enjoyed the experience of debating and found it extremely helpful for developing our German language skills. Thanks to the students and teachers at Lucan Community College for the friendly and welcoming reception.
We hope to compete again next year. Pics here
- Micheala Mulhall and Zara Newman