Dr. Fallon encouraged her Sixth Form English Class to enter a national competition, Write the Future (link), run by the world-renowned Irish development charity GOAL. Write the Future is open to students across the country and is designed to involve young people in humanitarian issues and the work that GOAL does in the field. This year’s theme was ‘Refugees’ and competition entrants had to write letters on the topic. Several of Dr. Fallon’s students entered and Ruben Grace actually won the Junior Competition! He is to receive a trophy engraved with his name and a goody bag. Ruben’s letter emphasised the Syrian refugee crisis and was inspired by a debate which Dr. Fallon ran with the class about the topic. In accordance with the competition, the letter was addressed (but just nominally!) to local TD Kevin Humphreys. The kicker is that Mr. Humphreys heard about Ruben’s victory, actually read the letter and is now coming into St. Conleth’s to meet him and the whole Junior School! Mr. Humphreys will be here along with representatives from GOAL to honour Ruben at 2:00 this coming Monday at 2:00. Now, that’s a Christmas-time goodwill story! You can read Ruben’s letter and some of his classmates’ here.