Category: Ms. Nagle
Third class have been examining the properties of 3-D shapes and exploring the relationship between 2 – D shapes and 3 – D shapes. They enjoyed constructing 3 – D shapes with different materials to see which would be most secure. As much as they enjoyed working with marshmallows, they decided the blue tac and the construction set was far more sturdy. Thiurd
Ballinacarriga Debating Team strike again!
On Thursday 20th of March, Ms. Nagle, Mrs Milner, the Sixth Class debate team and their parents set off for Dungarvan for the inter-regional round of the Debating Ireland competition. The motion was ‘All schools should have a healthy eating policy’ and Ballinacarriga were proposing the motion. The opposing team were from Carlow and they had a completely different style of debating to our team. It was hard to know which way the adjudicators would sway and spectators felt it could have gone either way. Luckily for Ballinacarriga NS our journey in the Debating Ireland competition would not end here. The motion was carried and we are now through to the All-Ireland semi-final! Both the semi-final and final will take place on the same day in Dublin so the team have the tough task of preparing two motions before their final day out.
We are extremely proud of the whole team and we wish them every success on Tuesday 1st of April in UCD.
Our Sixth Class debating team have continued to be successful in the Debate Ireland competition. They have recently won the regional final which was held in Ballyvourney against Scoil Bhríe, Loreto, Killarney. The motion this time was ‘Charity begins at home, here in Ireland’. Ballinacarriga were proposing the motion and as they say in debating circles ‘the motion was carried’.
Huge congratulations to the Ballinacarriga National School debating team who are now the proud winners of the West Cork debating competition! What a final it was. The motion was ‘Religion Should not be taught in school’ and Ballinacarriga were proposing the motion. The opposing team were from Ardfield National School, the reigning champions. It was a tricky subject for a primary school debate but it was clear on the night that both teams had put many hours of research into their speeches. The adjudicators were so impressed with the standard, they said it was ‘off the richter scale’. The adjudicators also highlighted just how tight the competition was, explaining that it had never been crystal clear which team would win but Ballinacarriga were slightly more convincing in their argument. Commiserations to the Ardfield girls, who made it a very entertaining final. Ballinacarriga NS will now go on to represent West Cork at a regional level debating competition.
On Thursday 16th of January 2014 the semi-finals of the debating competition took place in The West Cork Education Centre. They were held at 7pm, the evening time slot adding to the competitive atmosphere.
Ballinacarriga N.S and Drinagh NS were in the first semi-final. The motion was ‘I-Pads should replace all school books’ and Ballinacarriga NS were opposing the motion. Both teams were very strong, speaking clearly and convincingly, it was a very exciting debate that kept supporters on the edge of their seats. The winning team was not revealed until after the second semi-final between Bantry Girls NS and Ardfield NS. We were delighted to be pronounced finalists but will have tough competition in Ardfield NS.
Huge congratulations to the team, their sub-team, time-keeper and teachers. It takes a big team effort to research, write and practice the speeches and everyone who takes part in some way deserves credit for the continued success.
The final will be held on Thursday 30th of January, best of luck to Ballinacarriga NS.
On Friday 13th of December our Sixth Class debating team, supporterers and Ms. Nagle and Mrs. Milner travelled to Knockskeagh NS to debate the motion ‘Climate Change is not my Problem’. Knockskeagh proposed the motion while our team were opposing the motion. Both teams were well prepared and once again it was a tight competition. Ballinacarriga NS won the debate and are now through to the semi-finals. We hope their winning streak will continue.
On Thursday 5th December Ballinacarriga NS hosted a debate with the motion ‘Homework is a Waste of Time’. Derryclough school were proposing the motion and our Sixth Class were opposing the motion. It was a very close encounter , with both teams making a strong impression, but Ballinacarriga had the edge and won the debate. Congratulations to all involved and best of luck in the next round.
On Friday 8th November 6th Class held a debate in the middle room in front of first-fifth class. The motion was “I-Pads should replace all school books”. Both teams made strong arguments for and against the motion. Everyone spoke confidently and passionately and the audience and adjudicators witnessed an excellent debate.
We look forward to the next debate, which will be against another school in a few weeks time. Good luck Ballinacarriga NS!