The eager teams have already all received the motion for the next round of the debates. This round – the quarter-finals – is a key round for the qualifying schools, as the winners will go forward to the Cup Competition, and the losers will move to the Plate Competition.
The topic for this year’s quarter- finals is: el uniforme escolar no debería ser obligatorio – a topic close to many students’ hearts, and which promises interesting arguments when it takes place in Castleknock College on December 4th.
For participating teams, it’s always worthwhile re-reading the rules and making sure you know the requirements for the different parts of the debate so that you don’t get caught out and penalised.
As always, we welcome new judges, so anybody interested in acting as part of the judging panel, please contact Nicola at ncronincastleknock[at]hotmail[dot]com.