Come On, Speak Up! Inaugural St. Conleth’s Junior School Debating Workshop

Below you see the 2014 All-Ireland Schools Debating Team, with three of five being Conlethians!  They finished third in the world and Daniel Gilligan, current Auditor of Debates, went on to captain the 2015 team.  Now that is a level of success which is unmatched in the history of Irish school debating, and there is a clear link with the early encouragement debaters get in the Junior School.  Ms. Fallon, our English specialist, and all the classroom teachers have been pushing their charges to the rostrum for years, and now we are taking it to the next level!

St. Conleth’s College invites your child to attend the St. Conleth’s Junior Debating and Public Speaking Workshop on Saturday 17th October 2015 from 12:00-2:00pm. The workshop is open to students from 5th and 6th Class from any school, who may have an interest in public speaking. The workshop will be given by past-pupils of St. Conleth’s College who have gone on to achieve phenomenal success in the world of competitive debating and public speaking (see below!).

The workshop will focus on areas such as speaking confidence, critical thinking and introduce students to a broad range of topics in current affairs and beyond. Please email conlethsdebate@gmail.com to book a place for your child. Please include parent/guardian contact details, the school your child is currently attending and your child’s name. St. Conleth’s will cover the cost of running the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you on the 17th October.  Principal Tony Kilcommons.

2014 Irish Debating Team, including Matthew Collins, Christopher Costigan and Daniel Gilligan