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Poetry - March 2015

Congratulations to Jessie Cossar, Ellie O'Neill and Aoibhlain Brennan who share book tokens for winning the latest emailatale competition on the theme of poetry. All our winners, and other choices, will be in our forthcoming student magazine due to published in May.
 
The poetry winners can be read below.
 
Jessie Cossar Poem
Ellie O'Neill Silver Beach
Aoibhlain Brennan Heard

Love at First Sight - February 2015

The winner of our Love at First Sight story competition in February was Caoimhe Healy of 5th Year.

Her story of loving a green mushy thing was really surprising and heartfelt. Hard luck to the hundreds of other entries.

Click here to read       "I didn't believe in love at first sight but now I do."

Our next competition closes on Wednesday 18th March. Can you write a poem or a sonnet or a limerick?

Six Word Stories - December 2014

The five December winners of the six word competition for emailatale, with their winning words are :

Jorgie Wilson (1st Year)              After he died, his journey began…..

Kate Cullen (1st Year)                   The wind howled, so did he…

Matthew Robinson (TY)             Love. Hate. Two Sides. Same Coin.

Catherine Quirke (TY)                 One steep well, another person forgotten.

Daniel O’Shea (5th Year)             ADHD is a …Oh a penguin.

The picture below shows Catherine Quirke, Matthew Robinson, Jorgie Wilson and Kate Cullen with Mr. O'Connor and Mr. Clarke.

6 word stories Catherine Matthew Jorgie Kate Dec 2014 Copy 

Honourable mention goes to :

Kevin Wilson (6th Year)   Bloody Gloves. Broken Mirror. Spilled Tears.

Daniel O’Shea (5th Year) Six word stories are often bad.

                                                Low Fat Burger is an oxymoron.

                                                It’s funny when you forget to count.

                                                I swear I didn’t use Google!

Ellie O’Neill (TY)                Sat in traffic, got run over.

Jessie Cossar (TY)              Forget me, it’s what I deserve.

Oran Purcell (TY)               Empty Bottles. Empty Lives. Empty Dreams.

Matthew Robinson (TY) We’re burning up, Do we care?

Short Story Competition - Nov 2014

The winner of this month's emailatale competition is Jessie Cossar of TY. The theme was SciFi & Fantasy, and Jessie's story of competing divisions in some future age was compelling. With stories of shapeshifters and exotic creatures, the runner up was Danielle Moore of 5th year and the 1st year prize went to Molly Coogan. All stories are available to read on our website, just follow the links below. The picture shows some of our burgeoning literary talent. Well done to all the students who entered. The quality of most stories was very high. Next month's theme is totally open, any subject, but in the vein of Ernest Hemingway., the story must be told in exactly six words.

 Molly Coogan and Tommy Butler Scifi Nov 14 Copy  1st Years Molly Coogan and Tommy Butler are pictured here. Both entered the SciFi/Fantasy short story competition with superb stories. Well Done.

Short Story Competition - Oct 2014

The winner of this month's emailatale competition is Jessie Cossar of TY. The theme was Horror, and Jessie's story of being buried alive really crept under our skin. The runner up was Sarah Territt of 6th year and the 1st year prize went to Kate Cullen of 1-Johnson. All stories are available to read on our website, just follow the links below. The picture shows Jessie and Kate receiving their book tokens from Mr. Clarke. Well done to all the students who entered. The quality of most stories was very high. Next month's theme is SciFi and Fantasy.

Winner"No Hard Feelings" by Jessie Cossar

Runner - up"Go to Sleep" by Sarah Territt

1st Year Winner: "Imaginary Friends" by Kate Cullen

Winners Horror Oct 14 cropped Copy

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Wellread Programme

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We are delighted to announce that we have received the "wellread" award, an initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create heightened awareness about the importance of creating a culture of reading in school communities for our young people as part of their personal and academic development. The school community is now recognised nationally as a school that promotes and encourages a culture of reading.

You can read more about the award on the PDST website by clicking here, and you can find out more about our school initiatives under the "extra-curricular" tab above.

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