Friday, 26 April 2013

Kevin McDermott Visits Loreto!

Mrs Harney’s  1st year English class invited Kevin to visit their class to discuss creative writing and his latest novel, “Valentina” . He very kindly accepted our invitation and spoke to the girls about becoming a writer and gave them tips to help their own writing. He spoke of a creative writing project he has been involved in with another school and we look forward to reading the fruits of this venture. We have been very fortunate in the past to have been involved in one of Kevin’s previous short story projects and know how exciting and enjoyable they are!
Many thanks to Kevin, for his visit, advice and the beautiful posters he brought out to us.
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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

As part of their Junior Cert English course, Ms Keena's 3rd year class prepared alternative covers for their novel, 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck.  Two students who produced fantastic front covers were Emily Verhulst and Martina O'Neill.  Above is a front cover that was published but to see the girls' work please click on the link below!  Well done girls on a great job! 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

William Shakespeare's birthday is 23rd April, so 'Happy Birthday William!'  You can click on the link to help you freshen up your Shakepearean knowledge before the big birthday next week!  William Shakespeare Biography.  Over the coming days we will be posting some funny and interesting Shakespearean lines!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

One City, One Book

Although we are all living in Meath, we could not but mention the fantastic 'One City, One Book' initiative by the Dublin City Council which is led by Dublin City Public Libraries.  This event encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. Last year readers had the privilege of reading James Joyce's 'Dubliners'.
The chosen book for April 2013 is "Strumpet City" by James Plunkett.  Those of you studying History or the poetry of W.B.Yeats may be particularly interested as the novel is set during the 1913 Lock-Out.  Here's a link to the website encouraging us all to pick up the novel and learn about our capital city...

Monday, 8 April 2013

Megan Fox - Our 1st Year Poet!

1st year student Megan Fox from class Emma's loves to write poetry in her spare time and she has kindly allowed us to publish one of her poems entitled 'Seasons'.  Well done Megan!
Spring is windy
Spring is cold

The colourful wild flowers
Could be sold
Summer is sunny
Full of life
As the summer creeps in
Bringing lots of delight
Autumn is wet
With mud on our shoes
As treasure hunts begin
We search for clues
Winter is snowy
With excited children everywhere
As Santa leaves the little girl
A cuddly teddy bear