Write A Book Project 2019
Sligo Education Centre hosted its annual “Write A Book Presentation Evening” on Thursday 23rd May in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo. At this successful evening, proud pupils from across County Sligo were in attendance, along with their teachers and parents.
Daragh McDaid, Director of Sligo Education Centre welcomed the young authors, their teachers and parents and congratulated the pupils on their hard work in each producing their own books which had been classed as “Merit” award winners. Storyteller Niall De Búrca entertained the children and audience with his storytelling and afterwards presented each of the “Merit” award winners with their trophy and certificate.
Over the Autumn and Spring Terms at schools across the county, over 640 pupils and teachers from fifteen schools worked diligently on writing their own books. This process of writing includes careful planning, editing, drafting and re-drafting by pupils themselves, in order to produce a well considered and interesting piece of writing which is then copied up into a personally bound book. Specialist vocabulary, character description and plot twists have to be considered. Often pupils work together to positively critique each others’ work, evaluating what has been written and helping to ensure the story reads well, characters are well defined and locations are described clearly.
Teachers across the county took on the task of reading books submitted to the project, awarding the Highly Commended and Merit awards. All pupils, whose work was awarded “Merit “ received a Trophy and “ Highly Commended” status, received a medal and certificate. In addition, every child who submitted a book received a certificate recognising their efforts as young Authors.