Literacy - Clongowes Wood College

Reading Path to Empathy

14th October 2015

 A small selection of our collection that will help to develop empathy. ‘The Guardian’  recently published Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy an article by Miranda McKearney and Sarah Mears. It highlights the importance of reading for children in relation to developing empathy.  Reading stories allow young people to explore the feelings and…read more

Reading Path to Empathy

30th September 2015

 A small selection of our collection that will help to develop empathy. ‘The Guardian’  recently published Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy an article by Miranda McKearney and Sarah Mears. It highlights the importance of reading for children in relation to developing empathy.  Reading stories allow young people to explore the feelings and…read more

The Reading Path to Empathy – the essence of becoming ‘men for others’

15th May 2015

  A small selection of our collection that will help to develop empathy.  ‘The Guardian’  recently published Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy an article by Miranda McKearney and Sarah Mears. It highlights the importance of reading for children in relation to developing empathy.  Reading stories allow young people to explore the feelings…read more

Unlocking the Door to Learning: Post-Primary Literacy Conference

22nd April 2015

On Saturday last, April 18th, accompanied by Ms Frampton (Learning Support Dept) I attended the PDST Literacy event titled Unlocking the Door to Learning: Post-Primary Literacy Conference. In attendance were over 230 delegates from across the country made up of  post primary teachers of varying subjects and a number of school librarians. It was a very well…read more

Inaugural Inter-House Literary Quiz

11th March 2015

We held our first Inter-House Literary Quiz yesterday evening, Mon 11th of March. The ten Houses were each represented by a team of six, one student from each year.   Questions were based primarily on the World Book Day Writes of Passage, http://worldbookday.com/writes-of-passage/, fifty of the most popular teen and young adult reads as voted…read more

Drop Everything and Read!

10th March 2015

                            Even Fr Moloney’s dog Trampas got involved in our whole school D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) event! Students and staff had the freedom to choose to read what they wished. For some it was a magazine, for others a newspaper and…read more

How Many….?

11th February 2015

How many students get to meet the author of their Leaving Certificate text? Very few, one would say. But on Tuesday afternoon in the James Joyce Library thirty one of our students got to meet Jennifer Johnston, author of ‘How Many Miles to Babylon?’. An opportunity to discuss and engage with the text in the…read more

Writes of Passage

10th February 2015

Came across this great list of reads today for young adults on the World Book Day website. http://worldbookday.com/writes-of-passage/ The majority of these titles are available in the James Joyce Library and are in regular circulation. It is reassuring that the library is up to speed with young adult literature . World Book Day will be…read more

Book Bingo Certificates Presented

19th May 2013

Book Bingo Certificates– Standing. Dan Gannon, Keenan Crutchley, Sean Ojejinmi, Luke Clohessy, Haig Oman, St. John Hall, Brian Murphy. Seated. Colm O’Sullivan, Ms O’Loughlin (Librarian), James Lambe, Fr Moloney S.J., Patrick O’Brien On Wed ten Third Line students were presented with certificates by Fr Moloney for their participation in the Book Bingo reading challenge, launched…read more

DEAR – Wed 6th of Mar

10th March 2013

[easyrotator]erf_65_1351094989/erf_75_1359156379/erc_83_1362947060[/easyrotator] 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…read more

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