Loreto Foxrock enjoys a fine tradition of participation in debating and public speaking, taking part in numerous competitions at junior and senior levels each year, and enjoying great success over the years.
Debating at Loreto College Foxrock
Among the debating events our students compete in are the Loreto Inter-schools' Debates, other Inter-schools' Debates, the AIB Junior Schools' Competition, the UCD L&H Society Competition, the UCD Law Society Mace Debating Competition, the Denny Leinster Schools' Debates, the Oxford Schools' Debating Competition and the Cambridge Schools' Debating Competition. Loreto Foxrock also hosted the annual Loreto MACE debates for several years running.
As well as debating, many students in the school are interested in taking part in public speaking competitions. We participate in the Phil Speaks Competition which is organised by Trinity College, and other competitions, such as the National Forum on Europe.
|Debates Captains (Senior)||
Christing Feng & Aoife Colleran 6th Year
|Debates Captains (Junior)||Maria O'Connor & Isabel O'Keeffe 3rd Year|
Debating News 2017 - 18
The Debating Society has a strong tradition at Loreto College Foxrock and we are up and running again this year, with many new recruits and four newly appointed Debating Captains.
Loreto College Foxrock sent three junior teams and two senior teams to compete in the Leinster Debates, which are held in the evening, at Trinity and UCD. Congratulations to Aoife Colleran and Frances Bourke, Christing Feng and Laura Egan (6th Year), who have already made it through to the next round of Leinster seniors.
Deputy Junior Debating Captains, Aimee O'Neill & Laura Glynn (2nd Year) won their debut debate in the Leinster Juniors against genuinely fierce competition. Warmest congratulations to both students. Kate Eiffe, Cathy Briscoe (2nd Year) and Maria O'Connor and Isabel O'Keeffe (3rd Year) will also compete in ensuing rounds. Further competitive opportunities, including the Inter-Loreto MACE Debates will be announced shortly.
New members always welcome! Come to Room A1 any Tuesday to join up, observe or participate.
November 2017 - Debating updates
Congratulations to Aimee O’Neill and Orlagh Ryan (2nd Year) for succeeding to the next round of the Inter-Loreto debates on Monday November 20th.
Well done also to Phoebe Freeman and Laura Glynn whoo also debated impressively on the day.
And to Kate Eiffe and Cathy Briscoe who debated some difficult motions and made Loreto Foxrock proud at Belvedere Matheson MACE on Saturday November 18th.
In Senior debating news, huge congratulations to Laura Egan and Aoife Colleran (6th Year) who are into the next round of the prestigious Leinster Debates.