St. Brendan’s College celebrated Literacy Week recently; an annual highlight of the school year. The focus on literacy in education and life is so important. Literacy week was our opportunity to celebrate all the good work that is done to promote literacy and creativity throughout the year in our school. Students took part in a wide variety of literacy-linked activities including creative writing competitions, a Spelling Bee and debating competitions. The school was decorated with colourful posters to promote reading and literacy. The Finals of St. Brendan’s College First and Second Year Debating Competitions took place on Friday the 6th Feb. There was huge interest, enthusiasm, and intense competition as students had debated and disputed their way to the finals in the preceding weeks. The finals didn’t disappoint and the standard of debate was excellent. The topics were diverse and each student brought his/her expertise and verve to the debate. The silence was palpable as the winners were announced but we, in St. Brendan’s College, believe that participation in the competition was the most important aspect for the students. First Year students also participated in a Spelling Bee Competition. This was a great fun exercise as students worked hard on learning their spellings. The winners were Patrick Gallagher (1A), Ciara Kilker (1B) and Holly Monaghan (1C). Second Year students took part in a Creative Writing Competition. The standard of competition was very high and the prize winners were judged to be Eddie Reilly, Ola Roszkowska and Shane Lavelle. Congratulations and well done to all our winners. Well done to all the students who participated and to the teachers involved in organising and supporting the event.