The Concern Primary Debates is a fun educational programme aimed at senior primary students.
Over 110 primary schools took part in the Concern Primary Debates this year and a village in Donegal is celebrating after its primary school children won the new national debating competition.
Fifth and sixth class pupils from Scoil Cholmcille in Kilmacrennan, Donegal won the final of the inaugural All Ireland Concern Primary Debates.
The champions successfully argued for the motion that “GM Crops are key to ending world hunger” in their clash with Scoil Bhride from Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny on June 18th.
Concern Primary Debates was set up to encourage awareness of global issues through debates about serious world topics and to improve the level of debating skills amongst young people.
If you have any questions, please contact us below and a Concern member of staff will be in touch with further information.
The Concern primary Debates are run in conjunction with education centres across Ireland, and this year the debates are moving online due to social distancing. We have free downloadable resources to get your class started and the list of motions for 2020-21 below.
Please note that all registrations are handled by Education Centres - not Concern Worldwide. Explore this section to see how to sign your class up and take part virtually.