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World Book Day comes to Glenullin

2 Mar 2017

No votes were cast at St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's this week, however there were a few unusual looking characters supporting World Book Day. Can you tell who they are? 





We also had a local poet drop in for a visit to perform some of his fantastic poems. Brian Rankin is known as 'the poet farmer' and had our pupils' and staff in fits of laughter from start to finish with in-character performances. 



Brian has released two books which are a collection of his tremendous poems: 'Walking Through The Heather' and 'Big Mary'.



Brian with a little support from Matthew Smyth (Death row inmate) and Eoin Mullan (executioner) as well as Keira Culleton on director duties.




What makes Brian an even more interesting poet is that he donates proceeds from his books to a charity which supports children with disabilities and illnesses in Uganda. Children brought in cash donations to support the charity - a fitting gesture as we begin the season of Lent



All the children and staff of St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's would like to thank Brian Rankin for kindly performing his poems for us. He has certainly inspired us to write our own poetry. We wish him well with his writing, charity work (and farming), and we hope to see Brian at our school again in the future!



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