National Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) 2020

National Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) 2020

Our school community came together on Friday 24th April by taking 20 minutes time out to Drop Everything and Read📚 as part of the national challenge! Parents/guardians, students and team members enjoyed reading something of their choice including books, magazines and newspapers, and they shared pictures of themselves 'caught reading' as well as some creative responses.


Colm, one of our parents, shared this piece about how much he loves reading...

As well as reading a book every day, reading the Irish Times daily has been part of my reading life for more than 40 years. I read it to be informed, entertained and challenged. I know that the news I read will be the truth - there is no "False News" in the Irish Times. As well as telling me about what is going on in the world right now I will read about history, geography, science, nature, climate change, culture, business, literature, books and films. I will read opinion pieces on current events, written by people who have something to say. Sometimes I won't agree with what they have written but it's good to be challenged and made to think about things in a different way. So I would say to every young person to start reading a quality newspaper like the Irish Times or the Irish Independent or the Sunday Business Post on a regular basis. Every public library gets copies of these papers so take advantage of this. Alternatively you might be able to get a free online student subscription. Reading the Irish Times has broadened my mind and hugely increased my knowledge of the world. I wholeheartedly recommend it!

The book beside me is a delightful crime novel, one of a series called Bruno Chief of Police. Our hero is a policeman in a small village in the south of France. Although his title is Chief of Police he is more like a Garda sergeant in a village in Connemara. The author, Martin Walker, is an Englishman living in France and his books are suffused with a love of French culture and especially French cooking. Bruno solves mysteries, catches the bad guys and cooks superb meals, the ingredients of which are lovingly detailed, for his friends and colleagues. If you like a easy read, and especially if you like France, the Bruno series of novels are perfect.

We all had a lot of fun reading together!

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