THE teachers at St Nicholas Primary School Dundalk have been encouraging the children to put pen to paper as part of the school’s emphasis on the importance of literacy.
Under the guidance of teacher Patricia Scanlon Marmion, the students’ hard work finally came to fruition with the launch of their own book – entitled ‘We Are Writers’.
The children were very busy during the month of January and the beginning of February writing stories, poems, recipes to be included.
Everybody from first to sixth class took part, and got to choose an example of their work which was included in the book.
They worked very hard typing up their stories and the teachers helped out with the editing.
In all, it took everyone involved over two months to get this book ready to print.
All the stories were uploaded onto the WeAreWriters website.
Within a few weeks, a sample book was sent back to the school.
The teachers made adjustments and then the book was ready for the school’s Book Fair.
The Book Fair was held all last week, and it gave parents and friends a great opportunity to buy the book – pictured left – and be proud of their children’s efforts.
Meanwhile, there will be an Intercultural Day at St Nicholas Primary School on Tuesday next April 23.
As they have 18 nationalities attending the school, they hope to have a lot of parents involved.