This evening saw two St. Mary’s CBS teams enter the Laois Debate Cup, hosted by Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington. 
Various schools from across the county entered including, our neighbours @scoilchriostri_portlaoise ,Heywood Community School, Colaiste Iosagain and Portlaoise College. ️

️Our first team to speak on the night was comprised of 5th Year students: Jack Murrell (Captain), Adam Raji, Cathal Ging and Kyle John. 
CBS 1 faced Colaiste Iosagain and proposed the motion This House Believes that Irish Students now have an important voice in the Irish education system. 

️At 6pm, our second team were up and faced @scoilchriostri_portlaoise as they opposed the motion This House Believes that young people have never had it so good. Our CBS 2 team members were 6th and TY students: Nathan Duffy (Captain), Harry McGree, William Barrett and Andrew Coyne. 

Both St. Mary’s CBS teams were deemed unanimous victors by the adjudicators ️
Kyle John and Harry McGree also received Best Speaker Awards and will go forward to the next stage of the competition for Best Overall Speaker  

We are already looking forward to the next round mid December Congratulations to all students involved Special thank you to our supporters ️ Debating is certainly on the rise in St. Mary’s CBS and our students continue to improve and make us proud️ Well done all!