Recently the A2 German class (Anna Lavery, Ciara Burns, Jemma Campbell and Louise McNicholl) participated in a German Debate at QUB. The motion was "should childcare be free for working parents?" Our team argued for the motion and the team from Methodist College Belfast argued against it. The team from Rathmore did a sterling job on the day, firmly beating MCB and coming 2nd overall. A very big ‘well done!’ to the girls in the Rathmore Team, whose success was a result of many long hours of research and after-school practices. We would also like to say a special thanks to Marlene Pisk, our German language assistant at Rathmore for her much-needed input and support throughout the process. It was a great experience for all involved and we hope to return next year and enjoy similar success.