Ballyfin NS were the winners of the Primary Schools Debating Competition which involved 18 teams from Laois, Offaly and Mid Tipperary.
The motion for discussion was “Social media does more good than bad”.
The team from 5th class showed excellent debating skills, beating Charlesville NS in the final. They will now represent Laois in the Regional Finals.
The successful team was Ellie Culleton, Grace Tyrell, Katie Conroy, Lucy Ahern, Conall Rowney and Emily Fitzpatrick. They were well prepared by teacher Ms Conroy.