Jan 29 Union Debate 2019

Following a series of successful events in recent years, the Union Debate will take place on Thursday evening, starting at 7:30pm.  This is a great opportunity for some of the school’s best debaters to test themselves against the finest talent of years gone by and current teachers.  The motion for this year’s Union Debate is “This House would ban smartphones for Under-16s.”We strongly encourage you to attend this event, which promises to be thought-provoking, entertaining and inspiring.  There will even be an opportunity for audience contributions!  For more information, please visit https://www.knockunion.ie/event/union-debate-2019-13004 

Prior to the main debate, we are proud to announce a new competition:  

The Junior Union Mace

This competition is open to all 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year students, including members of the Junior Debating Society and those eager to give it a go.  It will take place during Thursday afternoon and will involve four quick-fire debates for every participant.  A trophy will be awarded to the winning team, our inaugural champions, presented shortly before the Union debate.  Those participating in the Junior Union Mace will stay on to watch the Union Debate.  Refreshments will be served in the Ref following the Union Debate.  

All welcome and we hope to see you on Thursday 31 January.