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THE ‘Spirit of The Ti­tanic’ was well and truly brought to life at St Mary’s CBS re­cently as the school’s lit­er­acy group hosted a spe­cial Ti­tanic themed day as part of the ‘One Book, One Com­mu­nity Ini­tia­tive’. The stu­dents had been read­ing Ni­cola Pierce’s book ‘ The Spirit of the Ti­tanic’ and they aimed to ex­plore dif­fer­ent as­pects of the Ti­tanic’s story us­ing dif­fer­ent sub­jects. This meant that it was not just a mat­ter of his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance, but, for ex­am­ple, the sci­ence depart­ment car­ried out a fas­ci­nat­ing study on flota­tion and buoy­ancy which cor­re­lated with the tragic story of the ship’s maiden voy­age.

The stu­dents linked in with two En­nis­cor­thy Pri­mary School’s - St Se­nan’s and St Mary’s -along with the ac­tive re­tire­ment to cre­ate a fas­ci­nat­ing day where they pre­sented their projects and find­ings. Mem­bers of lo­cal com­mu­nity were in­vited to come in and take a look at some of the projects in the school li­brary and there were some im­pres­sive find­ings.

This was just one of the school lit­er­acy group’s events as the school aims to achieve a ‘Well-read Flag’ for the school. Among the other events that have taken place in re­cent months were a rea­dathon, a po­etry and short story com­pe­ti­tion and the foun­da­tion of a book club and the idea is to cre­ate a cul­ture of read­ing through­out the whole school com­mu­nity.

Jack Lowrey, Barry Cun­nea, Jor­dan Fee­ley, Theresa Cullen, Theresa Shal­loe, Marie Mor­risey and Harry Nolan.

Bríd Mur­phy, teacher, St. Mary’s NS, Theresa Cullen, ‘Cap­tain’ Ed­die Nan­gle, Theresa Shal­loe and Marie Mor­ris­sey.

St Mary’s NS stu­dents Josh Rothwell, Aaron Sheri­dan-Pope, Jakub Dzi­adek and Eoin Sheri­dan-Pope with Theresa Shal­loe of the CBS Lit­er­acy group.

St Mary’s NS stu­dents, Gabriella Hill, Jill Reed, Rachael Jacob and Holly Rothwell with Theresa Shal­loe.

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