If you hear the sound of animated arguments and passionate pleas coming from ‘The Pod’, it must be a Friday or Wednesday lunchtime.

The Notre Dame Debating Club has gone from strength to strength in the last number of years and is open to all students from Prep 4, 5 and 6.

Each week the teams persuade, cross examine and debate topics such as the use of social media, the merits of homework, the role of the Irish language and the effects of climate change.

The girls gain so much from this wonderful hobby, enriching their cognitive and language abilities whilst encouraging confidence.

Each year, we take part in the All Ireland Primary Debating Competition and we run our own internal competition.  The much sought after ‘ Juliet Debating Cup’ Competition concludes in May each year.

The people in high office in Kildare Street better keep an eye out for our potential politicians of the future………………………...