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M.S. Readathon

Congratulations to Claregalway National School on taking first place in the All-Ireland MS Readathon, the annual sponsored reading event in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Seven representatives from the school travelled to Dublin to be presented with a trophy and a book voucher of £500 from well known children’s author Marita Conlon McKenna. Ciara Skelly from Kiniska was awarded a special prize at the award ceremony. Vice-Principal Lourda Murphy organised the project. The whole school, staff and pupils wee very proud of this splendid achievement. They raised £2,000 this year. The school holds a book fair each year which allows parents an opportunity to purchase books for their children with the assistance of the teaching staff. The fair also generates revenue for the school and tops-up the class libraries.

My Sister in Love

My sister is in love
But imagine she is only six
They walk around the yard and kiss
They would kiss in front of sixth class,
They would kiss in front of fifth,
They would kiss in front of me and my friends
And make me really sick

My Sister in Love was composed by Kate Corrigan (aged 8), Cregboy, Claregalway.

This poem is one of the 100 poems selected from 44,000 poems submitted by children throughout Ireland. To celebrate the poetic imagination of Irish children, Telecom Éireann is sending a Telepoem to each of its 900,000 residential customers.