Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

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Mark Leen with the competition winners at Presentation Secondary School.

THE annual ‘Love Literature’ week began in Presentation Secondary Tralee on Monday  and it’s proved to be an exciting week for all those involved.

The event, which is hosted by the schools transition year students with the help of their teachers Ms. Joanna O’ Flynn and Ms. Norma Foley, is always a highly anticipated occasion.

The week was officially kicked off by Mr. Mark Leen as he performed the official opening ceremony, with his address to the students being enjoyed by all.

There was a hectic schedule of events for the week with designated events being provided for all year groups including visiting poets Brendan Murphy, Tony Curtis, John W. Sexton and Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

A full performance of King Lear was held on Thursday followed by the first years attending a special showing of ‘Paddington Bear’ on Friday.

Students dressed up as literary characters on Wednesday which created an amazing atmosphere in the school as people tried to outdo themselves with originality of costume – teachers included!


A special feature of the displays this year is a W.B. Yeats trail.

A special feature of the displays this year is a W.B. Yeats trail – a series of 150 quotes from the poetry of W.B.Yeats – all presented on specially aged paper, prepared by the TY students to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Yeats.

During his visit, Mark also presented prizes to the winners of the ‘Six Word Story’ competitions: Laura Scanlon, Jemi John, Laura Devane, Claudia Ward with a special award going to Elena Barry.

In the Poetry competition, Saoirse Horgan came first and Mary O’Connell came a close second. Michaela Murphy came first in the second year competition and Emma Carroll came runner-up.



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