Happy Reading Week! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“š

This year’s One School One book as you all know by now is the wonderful Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood. ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ 

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C. J. Flood’s debut novel, “Infinite Sky”, is an emotionally compelling story of first love and family tension.


All week we will ย D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) for the last ten minutes of each class, so make sure youย alwaysย have your book in your bag!

There are various competitions running throughout the week based on the book:

On Wednesday at lunchtime the library is hosting a quiz on the book with various prizes! โคโœŒ


1st Year competition:

Design and draw a new cover for Infinite Sky.


2nd Year competition:

Imagine you are a journalist reporting on the events of the climax of the novel:

  • Write your report for a newspaper describing the events.
  • The final report should contain a dramatic headline


3rd Year competition:

Design a promotional poster for the book Infinite Sky.

The poster should persuade readers to purchase the book while providing necessary details such as cost, genre, slogan, blurb and imagery.


4th Year competition:

Iris is a character who deals with both internal and external dilemmas.

Present visually Irisโ€™s internal and external struggles on a poster to create awareness of mental health.


the 5th Year competition:

Infinite Sky is a novel which addresses the prejudices and preconceived ideas many have toward the travelling community. Write a blog for a youth website in which you explore how literature can teach us about issues like this. You must relate your blog to the events in the novel and other books you have read if you wish. (1 to 1 ยฝ pages)


Write a persuasive speech to be given to a group of parents entitled: โ€˜Teenagers should be trusted to make their own decisions.โ€™ You may agree or disagree with the statement after reading the novel.ย  Your response must relate to the events described in the novel (1 to 1 ยฝ pages)


voluntary 6th Year competition:

The options for 5th Year are also available to 6th Years.

Good luck everyone and happy reading!๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜โœŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ“–โค

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Monthly Book Review Competition! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค‘

A reminder about the book review competition for which this months deadline is Wednesday 26th October. Anyone can enter, and all you have to do is write a review of any book you like, give it a star rating out of five stars and then just email it to librarian@olschool.ie to be in with a chance of winning a โ‚ฌ10 book token!


Have a look at some previous wining entries for some inspiration!


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New Audiobook Listening Area! โœŒ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ˜Ž

Yesterday we had a beautiful ceremony in the library to both remember Ursula Murray our previous librarian, and to open our brand new Audiobook Listening Area in her honour. โค

Our Listening Area can be used by anyone during school time, just ask me at the librarian’s desk for headphones, and MP3 player and your selected audiobook (of which we have an extensive list).  The area consists of our beautiful handmade,  book page decorated round table, which was made by our wonderful caretaker Vincent and decorated by our lovely Art department, as well as four new coulourful beanbags for comfortable listening! โ˜บ๏ธ

If you would like to know anything else about our Listening Area, or want to listen to an audiobook just ask โ˜บ๏ธ

Special thanks to Mr. Murray and his family for being there, and to our Book Club representatives Grรกinne Butler, Sarah Hyland, Rachel Doyle and Grace Anne Collins who helped out setting up and serving teas and coffees, they were also our guinea pigs for the first use of the Listening Area! ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ

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