Apart from its excellent record in State Exams, the English Department in Sligo Grammar School prides itself on its encouragement of creative writing. Samples of students’ work are printed in the school newsletter on a regular basis.
Students are also taken to the Hawks Well Theatre and further afield to see performances of plays – both those on the exam syllabus and others just for the hell of it!
This year Ms Stinson set up a creative writing club for our students and it has been a great first year. Joshua Gordon (5th yr.) was shortlisted in the Wild Words Competition and has been invited to attend a Writing Masterclass in June at the Wild Words Festival. Anushka Pathak and Siobra O’Callaghan were shortlisted in North West Words’ Competition – Junior Fiction Category and Annushka won while Siobra was Highly Commended.
The inaugural first year inter-class Spelling Bee competition was held on Friday April 5th with three teams competing for prizes. Three students were left standing after what was a very tough final round: Conor Ryan (1A) 3rd place, Dara Poonia (1C) 2nd place and Tiarnan O’Connor (1B) 1st place. Well done to all involved!
3rd Yr students, Ye Ji kim and Zoe Alexander were highly commended at this year’s Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Awards for their poetry. Zoe’s poem was entitled “Diversity” while Ye Ji’s was called “Adversity”, and they were written as part of their English class. Well done girls