Huge congratulations to our fantastic Hilary who has qualified for the Irish team to take part in the World Schools Debating Championships which will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 23rd July to 2nd August 2019. Hilary will be the only 4th year student on the Irish team. To qualify Hilary had to compete in both Leinster and subsequent National Trials where 5 speakers were chosen.
The World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) is a truly global competition for high school debaters. The Championships take place each year in a different country, hosted by a national debating body. Past venues include Peru, Qatar, Seoul, Athens, Cape Town, Bangkok, Singapore. Currently over 50 nations take part in this competition.
Past patrons of the Championships include Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Tony Blair.