Six Year 14 French students took part in the French Debating Competition organised by Nicilt atQueensUniversity. The Aquinas team proposed the motion ‘ Le comportement des sportifs et d’autres célébrités a une mauvaise influence sur les jeunes. ‘ Led by their captain,Orlaith Downey, the pupils put up a great fight but were narrowly defeated by Methodist College Belfast. Preparing for the debate has helped furnish the year 14 students with invaluable language skills that will most definitely be useful to them in their A2 oral examination next year. The team would like to thank Nathalie Wilson, Mrs. Lambon, Mrs. Smyth and Mr Tracy for all of their hard work and effort over the past month.

Rachel Goldsmith