Orla Reardon, Eimear Kelly, Fiona Monks and Maria Lee from the Maryfield Concern Debate Team are pictured here alongside the team from Ardscoil Rís. The team under the leadership of Ms. S. Mellon debated the motion “The COP21 climate agreements will succeed where others have failed” and the standard of debating was so high that the adjudicators from Concern International decided it was a draw, awarding both teams points. The next debate will take place in early January.
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Congratulationsgoes to Roisin Ferguson Maryfield College 1K for her outstanding winning recital of the prescribed poem ‘The Fiddler of Dooney’ by William Butler Yeats and her chosen poem ‘Sonnet 51’ by William Shakespeare. Roisin and her fifteen peers all articulated their poems beautifully and were delighted with the judges decision to award Roisin representing Maryfield an entry to the semi-finals Junior Category in mid November .
Entrants from Transition Year Ruth Lombard and Laura Sweeney articulated well the prescribed poem for the Intermediate Category. “No Second Troy” and their chosen poem from three listed anthologies. Both entrants’ interpretations of these poems were captivating. A difficult deliberation in all categories was admitted by the judges who finally announced. St Michaels Finglas as winners of this heat.
What was amazing was that all students recited from memory their prescribed and chosen poems and their ability to communicate publicly was outstanding. Congratulations to winner Roisin Ferguson and all participants listed below.
Junior Category Entrants – First Years
Shelby Cullen ,Saoirse Dunne, Roisin Ferguson, Leah Su Whelan Isabelle Callinan, Nina Jashi, Susan Marmion, Sara Coogan, Lorna Lawless, Aoife Swinburn, Ciara Thornton, Elanah Treacher, Emma Tyrrell
Junior Category – Second Years
Abbey Byrne, Aoife O’Kane, Vilte Vilmaite.
Intermediate Category Entrants
Ruth Lombard, Laura Sweeney
Senior students Maria Lee, Fiona Monks, Eimear Kelly and Orla Reardon enjoyed a training day for Concern debates-a nationwide debating competition on global issues. The first debate will take place on Maryfield on November 11th.
The school will be closed on Monday September 28th 2015.
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School Diary 2015/16
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On 6th May 2015, second year students Julie Dory and Julia Grzelak attended Scifest in the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown with their project “Lightening the Load”, accompanied by the schools Maths and Physics teacher Mrs McCoy.
Both students ended the day with a sense of achievement and say that they have gained much experience and many skills that can be put to use during future projects together. They thoroughly enjoyed the process and would recommend this experience for any student with an interest in Science.