Last week a number of students took part in the annual UCD Junior Schools Debating Competition run by the UCD Literary and Historical Society and the UCD Law Society.

Junior Schools is a debating competition for first to third year secondary school students in Leinster.

Three teams from Blessington Community College took part in the competition. The competitors were Finn Farrell and Jean-Luc Morris, Sorcha Nolan and Conor Cowley and Milena Mickute along with her team-mate, Lysa Tacadao.

All of our students performed excellently on the night and kept their heads when under pressure from opposing teams.

All three teams will continue to the next round of the competition, which will take place, once again, in UCD.

Well done to all involved!