We recently took part in a debating competition organised by Mayor Aengus O’ Rourke of Athlone. In the quarter finals we were pitted against St. Peters of Athlone. In a keenly contested debate on gender our magnificent team of Morgan, Kian and Jack came out on top. This set us up for the highly anticipated semi- final against near neighbours Mount Temple. After an extremely tight contest we were unfortunate to come out on the wrong side of the judge’s decision. Overall we found this to be a super learning experience and are already looking forward to next year’s debates.