Maryfield College

The Junior Schools’ Debate Competition (9 February 2017)

Maryfield was proudly represented at UCD’S Junior Schools’ Debates last Thursday by the second year debating team: Susan Marmion, Róisín Ferguson, Emma Tyrrell, Lorna Lawless, Sarah Gunnigan, Gráinne Tancred and substitutes Christina Ryan and Elannah Treacher.

The girls performed and argued well the motion ‘That This House Would Force All Political Parties to Have a Female Leader or Deputy Leader’.

These young Maryfield enthusiasts have already competed in two previous debates in UCD, arguing that ‘This House Would Ban All Social Media Activity that is not Linked to a Verified Personal Account’ and that ‘This House Would Not allow Criminals to Publish Accounts of Their Crimes’.

This debutante debating team also attended a workshop on debating skills early last autumn in Belvedere College which has proved very valuable.

Special thanks is due to the parents of Susan Marmion, Sarah Gunnigan and Elannah Treacher for chauffeuring the teams to and from these events. All of the team are looking forward to taking part next year, having gained valuable experience at UCD, not to mention the numerous lunch hour meetings in Room 22.

Thanks to all teachers, students and staff who supported this event.

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