#ThinkLanguages Competitions

#ThinkLanguages Competitions

#ThinkLanguages Champion Team of the Year Competition 2023

In 2023, the #ThinkLanguages Champion Team Competition had a spectacular prize –  a trip to the languages capital of Europe, which was kindly funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs as part of the A Career for EU Strategy. 

The lucky winning Champion Team (maximum of six students and two supporting teachers) are being given the opportunity to see the magnificent buildings of the Grand-Place and try out the world-famous chocolates and waffles. An exclusive tour of the European Parliament for an insight into what A Career for EU really looks like is also included!

The calibre of entries for the #ThinkLanguages Champion Team Competition was exceptionally high with the visiting judges extremely impressed by the standard of events at all shortlisted schools. The #ThinkLanguages 2023 Champion Team finalists, Our Lady of Mercy, Waterford;  Killarney Community College, Killarney and Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone competed for the top prize at the #ThinkLanguages Champion Team Final

#ThinkLanguages Prizegiving

The national final of the #ThinkLanguages Champion Team of the Year competition took place at The Clock Tower in the Department of Education, where transition year students of Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Athlone were crowned winners, taking home the title as well as an amazing prize of a trip to Brussels.

The Minister for Education, Norma Foley T.Dwas in attendance to congratulate the finalists – Killarney Community College, Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford and Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School – and present this year’s award, which recognises the contribution of students to the promotion of the many personal, professional and social benefits of foreign language skills during #ThinkLanguages week.

To see the terms and conditions of the #ThinkLanguages Champion Team competition, click here.