Higher Line Medal Debate | Private School Dublin | Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 12th May 2018

Higher Line Gold Medal Debate

It has been almost one hundred and eighty one years since Daniel O’Connell established the Clongowes Debating Society, which has grown to become an integral part of a Clongowes education. Debating is now held as a core activity for many of the boys throughout the school, with every student being given the opportunity to speak in front of his peers and to develop skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and creativity.

This year’s Higher Line Gold Medal Debate will take place on Tuesday 15th May at 18.00 in Room 3. The motion is that:

“This house would replace social welfare with a universal basic income.”

The boys have been working extremely hard on their speeches and it should be an excellent night.

The evening will be chaired by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil and adjudicated by Ms Ann Cooke, Ms Elaine Liston and Mr Francis Marron

Government: Opposition
Tadhg Maloney (Captain) David O’Connor (Captain)
Charlie Kelly Paddy Dowling
Sean O’Grady Ryan McMahon
Sean Lysaght Hugo O’Donnell


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