College Debating Society
The College Debating Society provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to debate a wide range of controversial issues in a casual and sociable environment. The society has proved to be very popular among students, often providing them with an entertaining and lively topic to discuss around lunch.
The School Debating Society hosts one session per week, where students have the opportunity to debate a wide range of contemporary issues in a casual environment. Students have, in the past, had the opportunity to debate moral issues such as Gay Marriage, Abortion and Euthanasia, and contemporary political issues have also remained a central focus of the society's discussions.
The Society sits in two different forms; a Junior and Senior form. The Society is chaired and organised by a group of students, and overseen by Mrs Quinn (History, Government & Politics Department).
The Debating Society provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop a range of public speaking and debating skills, which will assist them throughout their lives. The Society also provides students with an excellent opportunity to engage with students outside of the classroom, and to make new friends.
European Youth Parliament
The school has had a long and fruitful involvement with EYP. Most recently attending and winning Regional and National sessions in Liverpool and Rennes.
The team of St. Colman's College participated in the Belfast Regional Session in 2015 and were successful at this stage and were then granted the opportunity of attending the National Session at Liverpool Hope University in September 2015.
The National Session in Liverpool provided the team with a fantastic opportunity to co-operate with young people from all across the United Kingdom. After competing and making speeches in front of the hundreds of students in attendance, the EYP chairing committee announced that St. Colman's College had been ed to represent the United Kingdom at the International Session in Rennes in 2016. St. Colman's College were honoured to have been ed to represent upwards of 64 million people in Rennes in July 2016, a titanic achievement, which is a representation of the dedication, hard work and skill of the St. Colman's College EYP team.