French Debate

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281106.jpgThe Wallace High School Sixth Form French Debating team last week won the first round of the Northern Ireland Council for Language Teaching annual French Debating Competition. The Wallace team “ Upper Sixth pupils Anna Millar, Michelle Anderson, Elaine Oliver and Richard Hunter along with Lower Sixths Ashleigh Davis and Kayleigh McSweeney, met Victoria College, Belfast, to debate the motion “Les petits boulots sont aussi importants que les études “, which translates as ” Part time jobs are as important as schoolwork.”

As well as helping the team to victory, Richard Hunter was named as Best Speaker on the day. He commented, “The standard of the competition was very high and we were delighted to win. We are all very much looking forward to the next round of the debate which will take place in December. We’d really like to thank Miss Brown and our French Assistant Izza for their support. I’d definitely recommend taking part in such a competition to all A level language students.”

Head of Modern Languages in Wallace, Miss Pam Brown, concluded,” Our pupils are learning a great deal through taking part in this competition both in terms of language skills and confidence in public speaking. The German Debating team will be taking part in the NICILT competition next week and all at the school wish them well.”

Last modified: October 16, 2007