Plaudits all round as Longford's Meán Scoil Mhuire hold inaugural public speaking competition

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Daniela Rana celebrating her win with Ms Una Byrne

Meán Scoil Mhuire held its inaugural public speaking competition for First Years on Monday, January 22.

Students, who are all members of the Debating Club, spoke on various topics from poor body image to the importance of healthy food.

Each student spoke for two minutes on their chosen topic.

Ms Cunningham and Ms Keogh who run the debating club were thrilled with the standard of research and the quality of the presentation evident on the day.

Ms Úna Byrne, former Deputy Principal, kindly acted as an adjudicator for the event.
She praised the students for their work and was particularly impressed with the confidence with which they delivered their speeches.

She also acknowledged how difficult public speaking can be. Announcing the winner, Ms Byrne complimented the successful student for her use of facts, the clear structure of her speech and the conviction of her delivery.

Congratulations to Daniela Rana whose speech covered the dangers of mobile phone usage.

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