Sunday, 27 November 2011

O'Fiaich College win 2011 North-east PLC debate championship

The 2011 PLC debate championship took place between O'Fiaich College and Monaghan VEC. The motion for the debate was "Is there a future for the young generation in Ireland today?". The O'Fiaich team consisted of Clive Friary, Emma Bell and Emma Carroll while the Monaghan team was composed of Natasha Armstrong, John O'Shea and Geraldine Duffy.

The debate was organised between the respective teachers of the schools to help students gain confidence for the workplace while also being a particuarly relevant current topic. Teachers involved from Monaghan included Sinead Corrigan and Olive Hanna while the O'Fiaich teachers who assisted were Marcus Howard, Colm Connolly and Monica Curtis.

Independent adjudicators consisted of Philip Keegan from Carrickmacross and Victoria O'Hagan from St. Vincents Secondary school, Dundalk.The debate achieved significant local coverage having been featured in The Argus, Dundalk Democrat and Dundalk Leader.

Back row: Colm Connolly, teacher, Monica Curtis, teacher, Emma Carroll, Emma Bell, Clive Friary, Marcus Howard, teacher from O'Fiaich College

Front row: Olive-Hanna Murtagh, teacher, Natasha Armstrong, Geraldine Duffy, John McShea, and Sinead Corrigan, teacher.

A link to an article by the Argus covering the debate can be viewed by clicking this link.

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