The Sacrament of Confirmation 2021

The First Term of 5th and 6th classes year got off to an exciting start as our Confirmation ceremony was announced for the 6th October. So amid a flurry of activity and rehearsals this much anticipated event took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Nohoval. Canon Murphy, all school staff and  parents attending were proud of these young people.

Children’s Book Festival

On October 18th Tiger and Lion Class had a Zoom call with writer Shane Hegarty.  This  online author visit was  part of this year’s Children’s Book Festival . As part of its Being Creative initiative, Cork County Council Library & Arts Service has adapted its Children’s Book Festival (CBF) programme to become a digital celebration of literature and creativity.  Shane Hegarty, a former journalist with the Irish Times,  is now a well-established children’s author. He has two series of books, one  called ‘Darkmouth’ ( a funny adventure about a boy trying and failing to become a monster hunter) which he spoke to the children about and another called ‘Boot’ for younger readers about a small robot’s adventures. He gave the pupils tips for their own writing and showed them how he gets ideas for his writing. It was a very funny and inspiring meeting with lots of interaction between the author and the children.