Junior Schools' Debating

Thursday the 8th of February saw Dominican College’s debaters march into to next round of the UCD L&H Junior Schools competition. The start of this competition saw over two-hundred schools compete, the octo-finals reduced that to a mere thirty-two teams, three of which were from Dominican College, Griffith Avenue. What a wonderful achievement! 

Faced with the complex motion,‘This House believes that important decisions about a minor’s health should be made by medical professionals only and not left up to the minor or their parents.’ it was all hands on deck as the girls came together to prepare. Late nights, hours of research and careful construction of points took its toll as D-Day approached. Things were made a lot easier however with the much appreciated pizza lunch on the afternoon of the competition, thank you again to the Senior Management Team for providing this. 

After a gruelling three hours the adjudicators made their announcement and three members of the team have made it through to the quarter-finals, due to take place on February 22nd. This competition represents the very best of Leinster’s speakers. And now, moving into the next round, Dominican College represents ten percent of that total. 

Thank you to all the teachers involved, to the Senior Management Team, to the girls themselves and especially to their parents. This is indeed a team effort and I am truly grateful to all members of this team for your support, dedication and commitment. Ms. Donohoe (Debating coach)

UCD Junior Debating Copy