WRITE-A-BOOK PROJECT 2006
Education Centre last week celebrated the publication of books designed, written
and produced by over eight hundred and fifty hundred primary school pupils in
twenty four schools from
Niamh Campion, Chairperson of Laois Education Centre complimented all the pupils, their teachers and parents for their wonderful work and welcomed Don Conroy and thanked him for his ongoing support.
Tony Mahon, Director of Laois Education Centre said “this annual evening is one of the most important in the year for Laois Education Centre. It is an opportunity for us to say thank you to all the pupils, teachers and parents and all who are involved with you in producing your books. Books of every variety and are from diverse cultural backgrounds, including travel books, stories, poetry, history, sport, cookery, and many others, with imaginative and brightly coloured illustrations. The Gaelscoil Phortlaoise also participated with books written in Irish. This year three schools entered books as Gaeilge which was books they had produced as part of the Leabhar Beag project. The illustrations, drawings and art work are very impressive and Don Conroy you have serious competition here in the midlands”
Mr Mahon congratulated everyone on their hard work and said their creativity is very obvious.
also thanked all the teachers who read the books, Rosemary, Yvonne and Bridie
for all their hard work in organising the project and
Don Conroy commended all the pupils for their creativity and imagination, and congratulated teachers and parents for supporting the authors of the future with enthusiasm and commitment.
Write-a-Book Project Merit Award Winners
Knowles, Lorna Butler, Eve Murphy, Rachel Fleming
Marie Delaney, Amy Delaney, Martha Stakuc, Meagan
McGlynn, Barry Delaney, Gearoid Leahy, Junior &
Senior Infants Class, Shauna Hennessy, David Palmer.
Gaelscoil Phortlaoise, Laois Fionn O Caomhánach, Pilib O Dúla
Mercy Convent Borris-in-Ossory: Michela Quinn, Roisin Scully, Ciara Ward, Ryanne Dooley, Jessica O’ Brien, Lisa Maher
Scoil Naomh Abban,
Presentation Convent Portarlington: Michelle Ward, Melissa Ward,
Sacred Heart PS, Portlaoise: Ellen O’ Sullivan, Chloe Lawlor
Scoil Mhuire Portlaoise: Paige Fitzgibbon, Emer Bennett, Maggie O’ Connor, Claire O’ Brien, 4th Class – Leabhar Beag
Scoil Mhuire Abbeyleix: Gillian O’ Connell, Rory Moloney
Scoil Naomh Eoin, Rath, Birr: Emily O’ Brien, Wesley Doyle, Patrick Horan, Anna Kinsella, Sean Kinsella, Leanne Dooley, Siobhan Kinsella
Shinrone NS, Birr, Co Offaly: Kate Egan, Shane Coffey, Carl Stringer, Michael Hogan,
St Brendan’s NS Birr, Offaly: David Kennedy, Wayne McDonagh
St Joseph’s GNS Mountmellick: Ailbhe Gorman, Alice McCann, Jessica Lawlor, Aine Delaney, Orla Monahan, Rebecca Milmoe, Ruth Williams, Rachel Forde, Eva Maher, Keara Murphy
St Kieran’s NS, Broughall, Offaly: Anthony Kilmartin, Siobhan Egan, Edel Egan
Wolfhill NS, Wolfhill, Laois Rebecca Loftus, Anna Hickey, Kerena Mullins, Ciara Moore, Linda Maloney, Daniel Hickey, Michael Keogh, Lauren Wheatley