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#Positive Vibes Super Lives Debating and Public Speaking Competition. December 14th 2018

20-December-18
#Positive Vibes Super Lives  Debating and Public Speaking Competition. December 14th 2018

Lá dár saol…. in Coláiste Íosagain as the school embraced oral literacy and engaged at the highest level of student engagement last Friday in public speaking and debating. This competition was the culmination of months of competitions as the students battled it out to gain a place in the final against the teachers. This initiative, in its second year, is the brainchild of the Wellbeing and Amber committees and the English Department. Ms Holloway, Mr Booth and Ms Nolan had overseen the organisation of the heats and cajoled the teachers and Deputy Principals to put themselves out there and participate in the final instalment of the competition. It was organised to fulfil the project requirement for this year’s application for Ambassador Schools’ Status.

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Articulating oneself verbally is just as important as expressing oneself in print. Fast becoming one for the most highly anticipated days in the school calendar, this year provided excitement, engagement and entertainment for all present. The day’s activities showcased and embraced all that is best in Coláiste Íosagain. We celebrated positivity while promoting respect, confidence, empathy, inclusion and tolerance as we listened and thought.

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The morning began with the Best Individual Speakers competition in both Junior and Senior categories. All of these students had been identified during the early round as best speakers. The topic for the Juniors, ‘It’s the small things in life that make all the difference’ and the topic for the Seniors, ‘The Christmas presents I would really like to give my teachers’ was hotly contested. The Junior contestants were Tara Hackett, Rebecca Mullally, Sofia Coleman and Laura Tully.

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