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As part of our 1916 commemorations our latest Emailatale competition was on the theme of 1916 and the format was broadened to take in various interpretations of the theme. The standard of entries was as high as always and the following were judged to be the winners:

 

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Best Short Story  Muireann McSweeney (2 Byrne)
Best Poem  Katie Clarke (1 Nolan) 
Best Interpretation  Ava O'Shea (1 Ryan)
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Sinead Ni Bhraonain - winner  (5th year)

Beibhinn Ni Bhraonain - runner up (1st year)

 

You can read Muireann's story by clicking here , Katie's poem by clicking here.and all the finalists in the Dán d'Éirinn competition here.

We are further delighted that Kilkenny Co Library Service have announced that Sinead Brennan’s poem “ An Damhsa Gaelach”  has won the county final of “A poem for Ireland”, which was organized by The Department of Education and Skills, the Public Library Service and Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency  as part of the commemoration events for Ireland 2016. Sinead will now represent Kilkenny at the national finals next month.

Comhghairdeas leat a Shinéad agus go n-éirí an t-ádh leat sa chraobh.

 

We also received entries from a local primary school. Pictured below are Mr. Behan and Mr. Clarke with the 3rd/4th and 5th/6th class winners from the Presentation Primary School. Well done to the girls for their inventive pieces which will be published in the CCS Literacy Magazine.

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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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