Debating is a regular activity in Beaufort College. The school has a long history of competing in competitions like the prestigious Concern Debates and The L&H Leinster Debates. Students have the opportunity each year to take part in both internal and external competitions. Debating is offered at both Junior and Senior cycle. Students are trained in all aspects of debating and public speaking, such as time-keeping, presentation, research skills, the general etiquette associated with arguing points in a debate and working as a team. The senior students also have a chance to mentor younger teams, adjudicate, time-keep and chair internal competitions; giving them valuable leadership skills. Debating at Beaufort opens so many doors for students on both an academic and social level and we look forward to welcoming new recruits every school year. Get debating!