February 5, 2012

Concern Debate

The Concern Debating team is putting the final touches to its argument that    “Barack Obama is good for Africa” in preparation for the final debate in the opening series on Wednesday, February 8. They have managed to win the arguments in the three debates so far, scoring eight out of a possible nine points from the judges. The last sixteen in the competition will be decided by the accumulated points over the four debates. The opponents for this debate will be the Presentation, Thurles who will oppose the idea that Obama is good for Africa. An interesting debate is anticipated.

Team: Ruth Heenan (capt), Síofra Adams, Hannah Barnes, Jenny Kelly. (Sub: Anna Joyce)

Hockey

That same afternoon, the Senior A hockey team will take to the pitch in the semi-final of the Munster Cup. The opponents for this encounter are Crescent Comprehensive, Limerick and a tough and tight match is anticipated.

There were just two competitive matches last week and it was success for both teams. First Year East scored four goals against Villiers, Limerick and the Second Year A scored five goals against the same opposition. Both matches were without reply from Villiers.

Transition Year Y.S.I.

The time is drawing near for the three groups of Transition Year students to have their submissions ready for this year’s Young Social Innovators competition. One group is examining the sexualisation of young girls by the media. The title of this project is “Let Them Be Little” and the students will produce a brochure and set up a website for parents of Primary school children to access to show them age appropriate activities for young children.

A second group is looking at the language barriers that exist in Primary Schools for some students and they hope to do something that might make life easier for these foreign students. The third group is raising awareness about the depth and variety of produce/foods that are prepared and produced in Co Tipperary.

Written By Nora Tuohy