Clerihan NS has been involved in the Concern debating competition for many years with great success. It’s all about team work, with the whole class supporting and working with their team. When we get the motion we discuss it, research it and form arguments for and against it. Debating develops confidence, articulation, vocabulary, problem solving, research skills, presentation skills and opens our minds. We learn that it’s ok to have a different viewpoint. We learn to respect the opinions of others. We learn that our opinions should always be backed up by responsible, reliable sources.
Here is a picture of this year’s Debating Team