Public Speaking

Congratulations to our Senior Debating Team!!

Our Senior Debating team  were victorious in the All-Ireland Public Speaking Competition. The All-Ireland took place in Trinity College, Dublin on Saturday 5th April. A large number of supporters went along on Saturday to support the boys and their teacher Mr. Whitty. The school are extremely proud of everyone involved and their monumental achievement. WELL DONE BOYS!!!!  

In addition to winning this prestigious prize,the boys and Mr. Whitty did Wexford C.B.S. proud by speaking so eloquently about their win and how it came about on South East Radio. (Wednesday 9th April): Click here on the link to listen back to the interview  : All Ireland Public Speakers on South East Radio.

33rd National Public Speaking Final.

Wexford CBS are Public Speaking County Champions

 A huge congratulations to the Wexford CBS public speaking team who were crowned Wexford champions for the first time in the school’s history. This was our second year entering the renowned Mental Health Ireland public speaking project, which is in its 33rd year of operation.

The Project whose aims are ‘to introduce students to public speaking and to promote awareness among young people of the importance of positive mental health and of the causes and effects of mental illness’

Public speaking and debating add immensely to students’ confidence. There is an enormous effort involved, with research, speech writing and learning, but the students gained immensely from the participation. The boys proved that they were more than capable of competing with the best; our team defeated Presentation Wexford and St. Peters College in a tough opening round, before they emerged victorious in the county final defeating Colaiste Abainn Adamstown and defending champions Enniscorthy CBS in a very high quality affair. The boys have put in a tremendous effort so far this year with their research, and practice. The topic our team has chosen is “In life you cant stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf them”.

We would like to take a moment to thank all teachers and students who assisted the team this year in giving them an opportunity to practice as well as providing feedback and advice to the team. There is no doubt that, in years to come, those who have been part of the various teams will show the positive result of being active in public speaking and debating. The boys will now confidently look ahead to the Regional final with confidence where they will meet the winners of the Carlow and Kilkenny competitions. The team has been lead this year by exemplary captain Matthew Devereaux returning for a 2nd year in the competition. Matthew is joined by Jack Creane, Eric MacGuire and Ross Long.

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