On Friday morning our Senior debating team came up against @scoilchriostri_portlaoise as they battled it out regarding the motion that “Continuous assessment should be implemented in schools”.
With a strong aptitude towards debating in both schools, the speakers on the day were excellent and it was Kyle John who stood out as he commanded the stage earning himself best speaker.
@debatingscr were deserved winners on the day as each team member spoke fantastically.
The debate was held in the GPA as first years from both schools watched attentively. There is a growing interest in debating within our school and we look forward to seeing you all compete in the future!
We are so proud of all the speakers for their courage and bravery to get up and talk infront of such a large crowd. Without a doubt there will be more debates to come so watch out for a rematch in the near future.
St. Mary’s CBS speakers on the day were Kyle John, Aaron Branagan and Jack Murell.
Special thanks to TY students;
Harry McGree who provided the report,
Matthew O’Rourke and Tom Delaney for capturing the photos and 
Andrew Coyne and Jack Heffernan for helping set up the GPA and mics.