NEWS FROM NAAS DEBATING LEAGUE
2nd May 2019
4th April 2019
On Tuesday 2nd April the Piper’s Hill College’s junior debating team won the final debate of the Naas Debating League. The motion was ‘Prayer Of Any Form Should Be Prohibited In Schools.’ CBS opposed this motion. The Piper’s Hill team were Nicole McFadden (captain), Juileta Garcia and Abhay Malhotra. Abhay also picked up an award for Best Speaker.
Since October 2019, the team have debated four times against teams from St. Mary’s and CBS.
The motions were “Testing On Animals Can Never Be Justified”, “This House Believes People Who Don't Vote Should Be Fined” and “Technology Is A Weapon Of Mass Destruction”.
They won 3 of the 4 debates with Nicole McFadden also picking up a Best Speaker award along the way. The team are now the overall winners of the Naas League.
On Thursday 2nd May, Piper’s Hill will host an awards ceremony for this competition. All 3 schools will be represented and Barker and Jones, who are sponsoring the event, will present the trophy.
23RD JANUARY 2019
The junior debating team, Nicole McFadden (Captain), Abhay Malhotra and Jade Horan were successful in winning their debate yesterday in St Mary’s. They opposed the motion ‘People Should Be fined For Not Voting’. In the open forum, while the adjudicators were marking their scores, the Piper’s Hill team held their own as they were quizzed by audience members on the content of their speeches. All six speakers delivered excellent content with flair and confidence.
The same Piper’s Hill team were also successful in their debate on the 4th December in CBS. That motion was “Technology Is A Weapon Of Mass Destruction”. The participants were all 1st or 2nd year students and a senior student from each school acted as the adjudicating panel. The home team, CBS, proposed the motion.
Thank you to our loyal supporters and to Sean Gallagher and Matthew Morrin for adjudicating and to Mick who for many years has safely dropped our teams off to venues both near and far.
Pictured below TEAM: NICOLE McFADDEN (2nd year). JADE HORAN (1st year). ABHAY MALHOTRA (1st year) IN CBS.
Team and supporters at CBS