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Wednesday 25th November saw a group of Royal School Cavan pupils travel to their sister school in Armagh to partake in this year’s Royal Schools Debate. All 5 Royal Schools converged to dispute a number of topics ranging from sport to freedom fighting. Royal School Cavan was represented by myself, Tiwani Akinlabi, and Maxwell O’Keefe, who proposed that ‘In sport, winning is everything’. We put forward a valiant effort, giving our Dungannon opponents a hard time. Unfortunately, we were beaten in a close battle at the quarter final stage.
A short break was given before the semi-finals, and the victors were the two Armagh teams, one of schools to have a debating club. The topic for the final was undisclosed, and was revealed 20 minutes before the final. An intense debate based on whether ‘you should take the road less travelled’ ensued, but in the end, the Armagh 1 team prevailed. A big thank you to Royal School Armagh for it’s hospitality.
Article by: Tiwani Akinlabi
On Saturday 14th November 2015 there will be a Study Skills Seminar held in the school for All years. This will run from 9.30a.m. to 3p.m, with a break for lunch. Please bring something to eat but tea and coffee will be provided.
Enda from Study Skills Ireland is presenting this course for students, and he quotes from Benjamin Franklin to support his seminar: ‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest’. ‘This one day inspiring and highly entertaining presentation uses state of the art computer graphics, audience interaction and role play. Learning and laughter are at the core of this professional presentation. Ideal for 6th and 3rd year exam classes. All students on completion of the course receive password access to extensive on line resources to continue to development of their study skills’.
There will be a small charge for this event of €10 per student.
To register, please download and return the form with payment to the Royal School, Cavan by 6th November 2015.