Form MVI French students, Dylan McGrotty, Amber McCalmont and Claire Njanina recently competed in the NICILT French Debate, held at Queen’s University, Belfast. The team argued against the motion: «Netflix est en train de tuer le cinéma», namely that
Netflix is about to kill cinema. They debated well against Methodist College, with Amber McCalmont being awarded Best Speaker, but narrowly lost the motion on points to their opposition.
The overall standard was very high, with skilled orators, convincing debates and confident performances from a wide range of students from a host of other grammar schools from across the Provence, including: Omagh Academy, Glenlola Collegiate, St. Patrick’s and St Brigid’s, Knock, Lumen Christi College, Foyle College and Assumption Grammar, to name but a few.
Our team was well supported by their colleagues from A2 and AS French and were exposed to the high level of speaking skills that exist in NI as they prepare for their Speaking Examinations at AS and A2.