We have perused the calendar and figured out that there is not a single week left in the year that has not been co-opted for some higher purpose. We had our eye on the second week in November but it turns out that it is Amphibian Awareness Week. The search goes on… However, there is one designated ‘week’ which would warm the heart of even the most crotchety old cynic: Friendship Week, and you are currently right in the middle of it! So, if you getting some unusual smiles from strangers while waiting for the 46A, do not worry, it is just because it is Friendship Week! And Ms. Leary and Second Form want to make sure Conlethians take notice and perhaps even make a positive difference amongst their ever-widening circle of friends and the wider world. They are selling Friendship braces to one-and-all to raise awareness of how little it takes to bring a smile to someone’s face and all profits are going to Amnesty International, the NGO which works tirelessly for the release of political prisoners and other victims of unjust persecution around the world. The students are running the tax-exempt business all by themselves!