Chances are that if you are a Fifth or Sixth Class student, you are a bit nervous about making that transition into secondary school, and if you are not, your parents certainly are! You have already seen our Guide to First Year. Now we are running two seminars on Senior School activities for 5th and 6th Class Conlethians who plan on attending our Senior School and those from other primary schools who are interested. And we have chosen two activities which have become synonymous with St. Conleth’s: Debating and Chess.
First up, this Saturday, February 4th, 12:00-14:00, is our ‘Introduction to Debating and Public Speaking’. If you know St. Conleth’s at all, you know that we have dominated Irish school debating for the last decade decade and a half, winning multiple Leinster and All-Ireland titles and basically serving as a feeder school for the Irish Student Debating Team. Read all about our recent rhetorical exploits here but register for Saturday’s workshop to get hands-on instruction from two of our most decorated debating alumni.
Then, on Saturday, February 11th, 12:00 to 2:00, Grandmaster Alex Baburin will lead the St. Conleth’s College Secondary School Chess Workshop. Alex has been representing Ireland as its No. 1 ranked chess player for years, and he has also been passing on those skills to our Juniors as an after-school Chess teacher. The fact that St. Conleth’s Junior School are current Leinster and All-Ireland Chess Champions attests to his talent and teaching ability. Now, in this seminar, Alex will demonstrate how moving to secondary school affects your chess game (and vice versa!).
St. Conleth’s Senior School is a greta place to be and debating and chess play big parts in the fun and the learning experience!