Kildare schools thrash it out at the Primary debates festival

Primary debates festival

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Kildare school thrash it out at the Primary debates festival

St. Brigid's NS, Kildare Town, Debating Team, Cerrie Field, Izabelle Carter, Lizzie Moorehouse, Rachel Makin, Séan Moore, pictured at the Primary Debating Festival Semi Finals last week.

The Primary Debating Festival has been taking place again this year in partnership between Kildare Education Centre and the Kildare Library Service and supported by Concern Worldwide.

Thirty three schools in total entered the competition a number from Kildare got through to the Semi-Finals stage which were held over two days recently.

The debate subject title was “We can’t afford to send money to poor countries anymore.”

The winners on the day were Scoil Eimhin Naofa, Monastevin, St Patrick’s NS, Morristown, Two-Mile House NS, Naas and St Brigid's in Kildare town.

The finals will take place in Maynooth University on February 17 next.

Two Mile House NS, Naas will propose the debate against Scoil Eimhin Naofa, Monasterevin and St. Patrick’s NS, Morristown, Newbridge will propose against St. Brigid’s PS, Kildare Town.

The motion for both debates will be: “Child labour is a necessity of life in the developing world”.