There is a parents council talk on Wednesday May 1st at 7:30pm in the CBC hall. Peter Cosgrove is talking on "The Robots are coming - What are the key skills and jobs for the next generation." All are welcome
Well done to all of the students who participated in the Blackrock invitational Athletics event yesterday. Below are some of the fantastic results achieved by the our pupils.
Sam Vines 1st Inter Shot Putt
Shane Gevero 1st 100m
Ben Clarke 3rd 100m
Tom Chadwick 3rd High Jump
Relay Team 4*100m 1st
Keelin Reilly 1st Long Jump
3rd High Jump
Jason Jiang 4th Shot Putt
Will Lambert 4th High Jump
Relay Team 4*100m 3rd
Igor Gonzales 1st Long Jump
Cal Traynor 1st 100m
Liam Guckian 1st Shot Putt
Minor Relay 4*100m 1st
On Tuesday 9th of April, CBC 5th year students Luke Holmes and Jack Palmer won the Leinster Schools Senior Debating Championships. The final debate was held in Trinity College Dublin in the Graduates Memorial Building. Jack and Luke were opposing the motion "that the Republican Party should not re-nominate Donald Trump for 2020 Presidential Election". They were joined in the final by another CBC team, 4th years Donncha Murphy and Dara Grady. They defeated speakers from a number of different schools including Loreto College St. Stephen's Green, Belvedere College, Terenure College and Coláiste Íosagáin.
The Leinster Championship is a year long competition with speakers receiving their motions a week before each debate. There were over 150 teams entered at the start in September and our students debated a variety of topics including the nuclear age, gender quotas in politics, the international arms trade and human rights.
This is second time lucky for Luke and Jack as they were both finalists last year and follows on from their recent win of National Senior Mace Debating Championships.
On Saturday, CBC 3rd year student Conor Coveney won the National Junior Mace Debating Championships. Over 500 students have competed in the competition this year from all around the country. The finals day was held in Coláiste na hInse in Bettystown, Co. Meath and feature 100 of the best speakers from 1st to 3rd year from around Ireland. In order to qualify for the day, students had to finish in the top 30 speakers in Leinster at the recent Leinster Finals Day, which was held in CBC in March and won by our own James O'Donoghue.
CBC was represented by Conor, James as well as fellow 3rd years Leon Reilly and Charlie Garland O'Connor. The boys took part in four preliminary debates on varied topics which included human rights, trade, prison and sexism in music. In a mace competition, they only receive their motion and side 20 minutes before the debates begin. After these rounds, the top eight speakers based on the points they had earned over the day went on to compete in the final. Conor, James and Leon all qualified for the final, which was chaired by the European Parliament's Vice President Mairead McGuiness MEP. They debated whether Ireland should rescind our invitation to President Trump to visit. The debate also featured speakers from Belvedere College, Loreto College Beaufort, Colaiste na hInse, Sutton Park and Loreto Crumlin. After a hard fought debate, Conor was named the winner by the judges.
We're incredibly proud of Conor for his achievement as well as the other three who performed so well and represented us with great distinction. CBC has finished runner-up in this competition in the last two years and adds to the senior team of Jack Palmer and Luke Holmes who won the National Senior Mace two weeks ago. This means CBC has made a clean sweep of the national mace competitions.
There will be a non-uniform day on Wednesday April 10th in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust.
Minimum donation is €2.