Largy College have been involved with the Concern School’s Debating competition since 2001.
This year the Largy College Concern debates team consisted of Marieke de Jong, captain, Sinead Gallagher, second speaker, Christy Biji, third speaker, Mollie McCluskey, fourth speaker and Seán Mullins, substitute speaker. This year was the school’s thirteenth year of involvement. The team faced St. Flannans college from Ennis, Co. Clare in the National Finals. They opposed the motion ‘Africa rising is a false dawn’. Other issues debated by this year’s team include Global Population Growth, China’s involvement in Africa, the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil and Climate Change.
This year’s team was mentored by Ms. Cumiskey and Ms. McGroary. Research and feedback was provided by Fergal McGuirk, Nina Erdtmann, Clarissa Cater, Nicole Mullan and Johanne Vind Jensen. 140 schools from all over Ireland took part in the competition this year.
The team will participate in a trip to Bangladesh with Concern because of their achievement. This trip will take place in early July.