This year RSD participated in the Northern Ireland Debating Competition. The motion raised was “This house believes Northern Ireland is not a green and pleasant place”.
On Tuesday 8th November the first team (proposition) consisting of Anastasiya Kret and Andrew Millar, was ready to argue about decreasing biodiversity and political instability that do not contribute to the “green and pleasant” image of Northern Ireland. The competition was intense and the RSD debaters lost to the opposition, Slemish College, by only 4 points.
Two days later Erinn Morrow and Katie Older, who made up the second team (opposition), travelled with Mr Ritchie to Belfast High School to argue that the abundant presence of green spaces scattered all over NI and the friendliness of the local people undoubtedly make NI green and pleasant. Both teams argued their points very well and it was disappointing that the RSD pupils were unlucky to lose again by 4 points.
The RSD Debating Society wishes all the best to the winning teams in their semi-finals. Finally, the members would like to thank everyone for their help, especially Miss Boyd and Mr Ritchie for dedicating their time and providing support.