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Drop Everything And Read 2016

We are half-way through another Drop Everything And Read week here at Franciscan College Gormanston. Everyday at 10:30 teachers are told to stop teaching and students are told to put away their work. All members of the school community take out a book and read for their own enjoyment. Both students and staff really enjoy […]


Graphic Novels in the library

A number of our students are very interested in graphic novels. They see them as a different way to enjoy narrative – one that has visual appeal to match the story itself. Like traditional novels, there are endless ways to categorise graphic novels. Today, Alex from 6th year spoke to some junior students in the […]


What are we reading in April?

The 5th year students were very impressed by their visit last term from past pupil Gavin McLoughlin. Gavin’s talk about writing and journalism was thought-provoking and inspiring. All 5th year students were impressed by his passion and knowledge on many different subjects. Everyone was particularly impressed by the discussion around Lance Armstrong and the use […]







Drop Everything And Read

Here is a reminder to all students and teachers – tomorrow is the first day of our Drop Everything And Read week. Don’t forget to bring a book to school with you tomorrow. Mr. Lavin will announce at 10:30am that all teachers must stop teaching and that EVERYONE in the school must take out something […]