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Library News Week Beginning 19th of February 2018 (11)


We were delighted to have storyteller Niall De Burca entertaining our students and staff in Larkin Library on Thursday as a treat for those working hard at The Reading Challenge. 

We were so impressed by his amazing ability to switch between different characters from a keening banshee to a cheeky school child. We were enthralled by his stories which ranged from Irish legends and Māori myths to the story of 21 year old Sophie Scholl, who was beheaded for being a member of the resistance movement in Nazi Germany.

Reading Challenge

It’s the final week of the Reading Challenge in Larkin. Any students who still have reviews to be corrected or Accelerated Reader quizzes to complete please do so this week. Final results will be collected by your English teachers on Tuesday. Reading Challenge awards will be presented on World Book Day, March 1st. 

In the past 5 weeks 1st & 2nd Years have read almost 6 million words. As a reward for all the hard work, we invited storyteller Niall De Burca to entertain students in Larkin Library on Thursday February 23rd.


Rod Smith with Creative Writers 

Author Rod Smith volunteered his time again on Friday to work with our Creative Writing group. Individual students read their work aloud and uploaded it to Edmodo for feedback from Rod & their peers. They are all working on stories now for the RTÉ Guide Young People’s Short Story competition.

See details on Library noticeboard if anyone else is interested in entering.