We congratulate one of our 6th class pupils on her recent achievement in writing! Louise Hickey came 4th in a national writing competition having written a beautiful poem entitled "The Oak Tree". She was presented with her award in Galway and has had her work published in a magazine. We are very proud of you and we look forward to reading lots more of your work in the future!!
As I walked through the forest, close by the river,
I closed over my jacket and started to shiver
The birds in the tree tops, the wind whirling round,
Peaceful as ever, for that was the only sound,
As I walked up the mountain, down by the stream,
I came across the oak tree, I visualised in my dream,
ever so silent, all on its own
But not once did it give out, not once did it moan
It just stood big and tall
Not once did it scream, not once did it call.
I felt ever so bad living this pleasure
For everything I got from this tree was a treasure
So from that day on I visited the tree
And didn't care if anyone laughed at me.
So private, so peaceful, all on its own
Life is so sad to treasure alone.