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Winners of the 2015-2016 Concern Debates Final from Cross and Passion school in Ballycastle, spent a life-changing week in Malawi during the summer. They report back on how the trip left even these champion orators struggling for words.
Cross and Passion College seized the Concern Debates title on 18 May against skilful competitors, St. Joseph's College, Lucan. The team came through seven rounds of debates before taking the title and were among 151 schools from across the country who took part.
We were in the Helix on the night of the finals beaming the whole event live on Periscope, providing bite-sized updates via Snapchat and animating the arguments with digital illustrations on Twitter. That means you can now relive the excitement with our social story via Storify.
The winners of the Concern Debates competition are offered the opportunity to visit one of the countries overseas where Concern works. Last year’s winners – Largy College from Clones, Co. Monaghan – visited some of Concern’s programmes in Bangladesh. Here’s their account of what they saw.