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The Senior Debating Team with Mrs S. Mullan, Co-ordinator of Public Speaking and Debating - View Full Size Image
The Senior Debating Team with Mrs S. Mullan, Co-ordinator of Public Speaking and Debating
27/10/2011 DEBATING COMMENDATION FOR LORETO COLLEGE SENIOR TEAM

The Senior Debating team from Loreto College Coleraine has received a Commendation following its participation in the Northern Ireland Schools vs Chairs' Forum debating competition 2011. 

Team-members Caoimhe Bond (Year 14), Shannon Costello (Year 14) Katherine Giddins (Year 14) and Jack McCann (Year 13) worked together to write a paper for submission to the competition organizers; on the basis of these papers, a small number of students was to be selected to participate in a debate to be chaired by Lembit Opik in November 2011.  Although the Loreto team did not win through to the actual debating team, the  judging panel considered the students’ entry to be of a high standard, and decided to awarded a commendation to Loreto College.  An invitation has been extended that Loreto College be represented at this prestigious debate, at which a commendation trophy will be presented to the College. 
 
Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated the team members and Mrs Siobhan Mullan, Co-ordinator of Public Speaking at the school, on this tremendous success: in such a prestigious competition so early in the debating season, receiving a commendation is a great vote of confidence in the ability and potential of the College’s debating team.