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Harden Library Round Up

Fri 6th Apr 2018

by Librarian Joan Kelly

Poet, ​Colm Keegan, ran two EPIC Creative Writing Workshops with Form 5.  Photo attached. Workshops sponsored by South Dublin County Libraries.​

We are very fortunate to have Dave Rudden, YA author, running Creative Writing Workshops with Form 4. More details with a student interview in next newsletter.

For World Book Day the library and English Dept ran a variety of competitions.  Despite Snow Days boarders continued with Drop Everything And Read every day. Photo here:- Battle of the Books students had to guess which books the teachers were reading. Photo here:-

Winners were: 

  • Helen Chacko,
  • Dmytro Kasienenko,
  • Vicky Gunn
  • Kooper Sweeney

Also, we ran a Fan Fiction competition.  The standard was very high and students had a lot of fun changing the endings of books or resurrecting a favourite character.  The Junior entries were judged by Gasice Library volunteers.  Senior entries were judged by a panel of staff members.  The winners were:- 

  • Form 1:- Malachy McKenna & Sinead Farrell
  • Form 2:- Celia Jiminez & Carlotta Fedrizzi
  • Form 4:- Hannah Wiseman & Anna Shyliuk.
  • Form 5:- David Soyele

Prizes were partly sponsored by the KHPPU.  [Photo of some of the winners with J Rafter above].

"National Book Token" Design competition.  This is judged in the UK and winners are announced during the summer.  We have been lucky to have won twice already - no pressure! 

Sharpen your Spelling Bees!  The Inter-Schools bee competition has been deferred until 11th May (due to snow days).  Our In-House heats will be held after Easter so keep an eye/ear out for announcements.

  • Colm Keegan The Harden Library
  • The Harden Library