On a frosty Saturday morning at 7: 30 am, some very sleep-deprived BCS students left the glistening beauty of the school grounds and headed for Castleknock Community School to participate in the Mace Matheson debates. In total, 72 teams took part in the Leinster final. Bailieborough had 3 teams taking part in the Castleknock Mace Matheson debates.There was lots of lively debate, lots of fun was had and lots of pizza consumed. A good day was held by all. Emma Clarke was listed among the top ten speakers overall in the final tab. Overall, our school teams were awarded fifth place, twenty-sixth and forty-fourth place. Well done to everyone involved.
Round 1: "This house would prioritise people with healthy lifestyles".
Round 2: "This house would allow mothers to raise their children in prison"
Round 3: "This house believes democracy has failed"
Round 4: "This house would allow you to legally use lethal force against home invaders"
Leinster Final: "Presuming there was a tablet that stopped people from falling in love, this house would take the tablet"