A busy week for En­nis­cor­thy Vo­ca­tional Col­lege stu­dents

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

STU­DENTS from En­nis­cor­thy Vo­ca­tional Col­lege were de­lighted to come face to face with one of their favourite au­thors re­cently as Mr Nigel Hinton paid a visit. One of the first cel­e­brated au­thors of the now bur­geon­ing ‘young adult’ genre, his books have sold in huge amounts the world over and the stu­dents were de­lighted to have the op­por­tu­nity to ask him ques­tions about his work, his pro­cesses and how his mind works when writ­ing.

The school li­brary at the Vo­ca­tional Col­lege was packed all day as classes made the most of the chance to chat with a highly suc­cess­ful au­thor and ev­ery­one at the school thanked Nigel for tak­ing the time to come in and speak with the young­sters.

Mean­while, the stu­dents at the Vo­ca­tional Col­lege wel­comed an­other guest to the school in the form of Prin­ci­pal of St Pa­trick’s Spe­cial School, Mr Lee Rogers. Mr Rogers was the grate­ful re­cip­i­ent of a cheque for €1,439 which was raised by vo­ca­tional col­lege stu­dents over the course of the year. Along with their teach­ers, Ms Aileen Walsh and Ms Brid Gal­lagher, they hosted a non-uni­form day at the col­lege and they also held a raf­fle at Christ­mas time.

Mr Rogers told the stu­dents that the money do­nated would go a long to­wards help­ing to pur­chase vi­tal equip­ment for St Pa­trick’s and thanked them and their teach­ers for all their ef­forts.

PIC­TURED LEFT: En­nis­cor­thy Vo­ca­tional Col­lege pre­sen­ta­tion of cheque for €1439 to St. Pa­trick’s Spe­cial School. Back: Dr. Iain Wick­ham (prin­ci­pal), Vic­tor Peze­bier­acz, Eoin Fox, Si­mon Szperkowski, Ja­son Rigley and Aileen Walsh (teacher). Front: Paul...

Au­thor Nigel Hinton pic­tured with class 2 Holly and li­brar­ian Éadaoin Quinn when he vis­ited En­nis­cor­thy Vo­ca­tional Col­lege.

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