Tuam Education Centre Debating Competition.
As part of Tuam Education Centre’s response to the Department of Education’s literacy strategy the centre’s committee organised debating workshops and a competition among the four primary schools in the town.

The aim is to provide the children with an opportunity to develop their oral language skills and to nurture an interest in public speaking.

The committee were delighted when Ms Patricia King came on board to facilitate workshops in the four schools, Mercy Primary School, Presentation Primary School, St. Patrick’s Primary School and Gaelscoil Iarfhlatha.

David Burke, editor of the Tuam Herald and Mary Toher adjudicated today’s final.

The education centre would like to thank all the local schools for their enthusiasm in supporting this project. Due the success of the workshops and competition the centre plans to expand this project to eight schools next year.

The two motions debated today are:
Religion should not be taught in Primary School.
The Irish Language is a Dying Tongue.

Our school team performed excellently at the event and many congratulations to Joey Burke who won the adjudicator’s award of best overall speaker.


Aidan Burke
Tuam Education Centre.