7 Students from St. Caillin’s N.S, launch their very own Books

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7 students of St. Caillin’s National School, Aillebrack.

Seven students from Aillebrack National School Authors: Amy Roberts, Celia O’Neill, Grainne King, Eimear Roche, Francesca McDonagh, Oscar Conney and Tadhag O’Neill took part in the 10th Annual Write A Book Awards 2011.

More than 500 budding young writers were honoured in Galway on the 6th of June, at a ceremony transmitted live on the internet, which was held at the Radisson Hotel Galway. The children received their prizes in two ceremonies, one in English and one in Irish. The winners were picked from a pool of 6,000 entries by a panel of literary experts. The students of Aillebrack National School launched their very own books in Clifden town Library this week.

The students come from a small rural, two-teacher school in Aillebrack, Co. Galway. Ranging from 3rd Class to 6th Class, each year they participate in a Reading Buddies Programme which involves the children in all classes, from Junior Infants to Sixth Class, doing paired reading. This is a simple and effective reading technique, which usually results in improvement in reading ability for most pupils. It tends to be a very enjoyable experience where pupils develop more positive attitudes to reading. The seven students are keen readers and with encouragement from Muinteoir Louise Roche to put their active minds into creative writing.

The Books are on display in Clifden Town Library for the full Summer 2011.

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So do drop in and check out their work.

Books on Display:

Amy Roberts – Amy’s Favourite Foods

Tadgh O’Neill – Ryans Story

Celia O’Neill – A Long Book of Poems & Short Stories

Francesca Mc Donagh – Sweet Pea Valley

Grainne King – The True Story of Goldilocks

Oscar Coneys- Max is Lost and Alone

Eimear Roche – Animal Pourquoi Tales

Winners of the Write A Book Awards from St. Caillin’s National School, Aillebrack at the Radisson Hotel Galway were:

Tadgh O’Neill – Ryans Story

Celia O’Neill – A Long Book of Poems & Short Stories

Francesca Mc Donagh – Sweet Pea Valley

Oscar Coneys- Max is Lost and Alone

All can be viewed in Clifden Town Library

Ask Bernie Jeffries or Paul Keogh for Details:

Monday 14:30 to 18:00 and 18:30 to 20:30

Tuesday 10:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00

Wednesday 14:30 to 18:00 and 18:30 to 20:30

Thursday 10:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00

Friday 10:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00 and 18:30 to 20:30

Saturday 10:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00

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