In celebration of World Book Week we ran our second ever DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) event on Wed 6th Mar. In addition to teaching staff it was also supported by auxiliary staff who joined Fr Moloney and Mr Shalvey’s Element’s English class in the library. The other students read quietly in their classrooms for the duration of the event, 10.30 – 11am. A range of material was read by the students through the various formats of books, magazines and e-readers. It was a time for all to step outside of routine and the curriculum. It allowed for self-directed learning as students and staff chose what they wished to read to gather knowledge and experience of the world. Imaginations were stimulated and thoughts expanded. DEAR is time well spent and looks to become an annual event. Thanks to all for making this a success. Special thanks to James Lambe (Rudiments) for helping to pack and then distribute the Crème Eggs which added to the enjoyment of this event!