Transition year students from Grennan College are participating in Battle of Wits today (Wednesday) in Athlone.
The successful students recently fought a tough battle against seven other secondary schools to secure the title of Battle of Wits 2018 in Kilkenny.
They now go forward with second placed Abbey College, Ferrybank to represent Kilkenny at the Regional finals in Athlone. Kilkenny College came very close to regionals, earning third place.
Also in contention for the title were Coláiste Éamann Rís Callan, Scoil Aireagail Ballyhale, Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown, Coláiste Pobail Osraí and CBS Kilkenny.
Battle of Wits is a table quiz tournament for Transition Year students organized by the library services of Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Leitrim and Roscommon.
From sport to science and literature to pop culture, the competing students are challenged on their knowledge of a wide variety of areas.
“We were delighted to welcome the students from all corners of the county to this entertaining morning , and the response to the initiative was very positive” said Assistant Librarian, Aisling Kelly. “We hope that even more schools will participate and battle of the county title in 2019”.
This initiative is part of Kilkenny County Council Right to Read Network’s Action Plan to encourage literacy outside of formal education settings.