Category Archives: English

Election in Room 8 – Time For A Change

Mr. Sheekey’s 1st Class got into the spirit of this week’s general election by holding their very own election to choose a new school principal. There were 9 candidates and the children spoke on their behalf.
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Check out the video below to hear a wide variety of election promises and some great persuasive speaking!

After a very close vote, BB-8 was declared the winner. We are sure that he will do a great job running the school….even though he’s a droid!

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Debating Extravaganza – Winners

Mr. Vance, Ms. Lambkin, Ms. Daly and Mr. McDonnell had the very tough job of judging our debates this year. After three excellent and closely fought debates, the following classes and debaters were chosen as the winners. Well done to everyone who took part! Check out some photos in the video below.

1st v 2nd ‘1st and 2nd Class should have a pet day’

Winning Class: 1st Class

Star Debater: Harry Molloy

3rd v 4th: ‘Greystones doesn’t need another fast food outlet’

 Winning Class: 4th Class

Star Debater: Lauren Walsh

5th v 6th: ‘Does the world need nuclear power?’

 Winning Class: 5th Class

Star Debaters: Sarah Doyle

Class Debates a Huge Success

 

debatingCongratulations to all students who took place in the debates today and also to the audience who were very well behaved. The standard was so high but there could only be one winners.

  • 1st & 2nd class debated whether ‘1st and 2nd Class should have a pet day’  and first class were the winners
  • 3rd & 4th class debated whether ‘Greystones doesn’t need another fast food outlet’ and 4th class were the winners
  • 5th & 6th class debated whether  or not ‘The world need nuclear power?’ and 5th class were the winners.

Debating Extravaganza – Motions

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Today is the big day! Children from 1st-6th classes will be debating in the hall in our second ever ‘Debating Extravaganza’.

Best of luck to all classes! Here are the motions for each class level:

 

  • 1st & 2nd: ‘1st and 2nd Class should have a pet day’ 
  • 3rd & 4th: ‘Greystones doesn’t need another fast food outlet’
  • 5th & 6th: ‘Does the world need nuclear power?’

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Persuasive Writing – Debating Extravaganza

persuasiveChildren from all classes are currently learning about Persuasive Writing. Speakers from 1st-6th Class will be chosen to take part in our second ever ‘Debating Extravaganza’ in the hall next week. This was a great success last year! We will post updates, photos and videos over the coming days.

Debating is a great skill for all children to have as it encourages good voice projection and confidence in public speaking. We know that our pupils can be very persuasive when they want to be, both in school and at home! Good luck to all children taking part.

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