St. Kilian’s is proud of their two debating teams who have progressed to the next round of their respective competitions this week.
On 7th March the 11th class Concern debaters were up against Davitt College of Castlebar, Co Mayo and successfully proposed that A Robin Hood tax must be implemented globally to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our students are now through to the quarter-finals of this all-Ireland competition.
Travelling to Athlone, the team, Aisling Burns, Oscar Toomey, Isabel Van der Voort and captain Leah Fellenz, were supported by their class-mates and parents. Thanks goes to Siddarth for chairing the debate and to Tom Simms, our time-keeper for the night.
On 8th March our German debating team won the debate against Presentation College Carlow and is now through to the semi-final of this national competition organised by the Goethe Institute. It was an outstanding performance from the whole team which consists of Federico, Cillian, Ruby and Daniel. They successfully defeated the motion that “The use of the Internet should be introduced throughout Ireland and as soon as possible as a school subject”.
These are great achievements for the two team who worked hard and debated convincingly and passionately. Well done! We wish them well in the next round of their respective competitions.