On Friday Ballyneale’s debating team of Dylan, Hugo and Zach took on Faithlegg primary school. Ballyneale proposed the motion that Ireland is not taking climate change seriously. Both teams argued their motions strongly but it was Ballyneale’s team that won on the day. Both schools had great fun playing a friendly game of soccer after the debate.
Well done to Kate, Annie, Luke and Genevieve who proposed the motion that ‘The Goal to end world hunger will be achieved by 2030’ in the Concern Primary Schools Debating Competition which took place on Tuesday in the school against Mount Sion, Waterford.
Unfortunately we didn’t win the debate but the team certainly learned alot from their debating experience. Well done to them for all their hard work.
The school has entered the Concern Primary Schools Debating Competition for 5th and 6th classes.
Our first debate was against Ursuline Convent Primary School in Waterford. On the team that day was Annie, Kate and Thomas. Ballyneale opposed the motion that ‘People should be fined for not recycling’. Unfortunately Ballyneale did not win but we hope for success in our next debate where we will be proposing the motion that ‘The Goal to end world hunger will be achieved by 2030’.
This will be against Mount Sion on Tuesday the 5th December in Ballyneale.
The school has entered the Concern Primary Schools Debating Competition for 5th and 6th classes. In our group we will be debating against Ursuline and Mount Sion Primary Schools in Waterford. Those who are interested in participating will work on their debating skills with Mr. McHale next Wednesday the 15th after school.
In our first debate on the 21st November, Ballyneale will be opposing the motion that ‘People should be fined for not recycling’.
In our second debate Ballyneale will be proposing the motion that ‘The Goal to end world hunger will be achieved by 2030’.
Get those thinking caps on and give your ideas to 5th and 6th class pupils!
Unfortunately, the debating team narrowly lost out to Clerihan last Tuesday 14th February, and so their journey ends. As a group they worked very hard preparing their arguments and gave it their best effort.
Next round of the debating competition will take place in Clerihan National School on Friday 10th February, the team are very busy preparing.
After their winning start the debating team are busy preparing for the next round of the Concern Primary Debating Inter-Schools Competition.