Well done to the BCS speakers who took part in the first BCS In-House Mace Final. The motion for the final was 'THW arm all members of an Garda Siochána'. The motion was defeated. The first opposition team Luke and Shane were the overall winners. The runner up team was the first prop, David and Adrienne. The best speaker award was given to Luke. The best first year speaker award was given to Elena. Thank you to our chairperson for the evening Cavan-Monaghan TD Ms Niamh Symth. Thank you to our adjudicators, Mr Seamus Sheridan (B.O.M), Mr Kenny (Deputy Principal) and Mr Shane Farrelly (Student Representative).
Well done to all our first and second year speakers who took part in the Loreto, St. Stephen's Green debating competition for first and second year students. The motions for the day were- Round one 'THW make maths an optional subject'. Round two- 'THB that the internet does more harm than good'. Round three- 'THW ban fee-paying schools'. Well done to the BCS speakers, Luke and Shane who took on three Belvedere College teams in the grand final of the Loreto on the Green Mace for junior speakers. The motion for the final was 'This house would ban misogynistic media'.
Well done to Elena, Shane and Adrienne who made it to the Grand Final of the Mace Matheson debating competition. Once again we had really good topics for debate. Round one we were debating the topic 'THB a fine should be imposed on those who do not vote in major elections'. Round two - 'THW ban/not allow criminals to publish accounts of their crimes'. Round three- 'THB all countries should abandon the fight against climate change and should seek to adapt to its consequences'. Well done to Elena who won the award of National Best First year speaker.
Well done to all the BCS students who took part in the Loreto College St. Stephen's Green. There was some really interesting debates. In round one we were debating 'THW pay parents to stay at home'. Round two's controversial debate was 'THB that celebrities do not have a right to privacy'. Round three's debate topic was 'THW tie teachers' pay to the academic performance of their students'. The final motion for the day was 'THW ban children from participating in any religious activities'.
Well done to the junior and senior speakers who took part in the Bush Post-Primary Debate. The junior team were successful in opposing the motion that Facebook does more harm than good. Well done to the Bush Community School speakers who won their debate in opposing the motion 'Feminism has gone too far'. Well done everyone for participating.