On the 27th of February the BCS Junior Debating team travelled to Holy Family school in Killiney, Dublin to participate in the Ulster regionals of the Mace Matheson Debates. The BCS team left the grounds of BCS at 7:15 a.m. They participated assiduously in four rounds of debating on the day.
The motions for the Ulster Regionals were as follows:
Round one: "This house believes that parents should be held accountable for their children's crimes".
Round two: "This house would legalise the free downloading of music".
Round three: "This house would never trade with a country that is a dictatorship".
Round four: "This house would remove all religion from schools".
BCS was triumphant on the day in that Emma Clarke (1C) was selected to compete in the Ulster final. Emma opposed the motion "This house would make voting compulsory". Emma was won the "Best First Year Speaker" award in Ulster.
Two first year BCS students, Emma Clarke(1C) and Tyra Maphumulo (1C)were selected to represent Ulster in the Mace Matheson National Finals. The National Finals will take place in Castleknock Community School on the 12th of March 2016.