Rachel Thornton in 6th year recently came 2nd in a very prestigious creative writing competition held by Trinity College Dublin which included entries from all over the world from primary school right up to adult categories. Rachel made a fantastic impression in the secondary category with her moving and visceral poem based on the serpent […]Read More Rachel Thornton Wins Creative Writing Competition.
“When We Collided” by Emery Lord This book follows the story of Jonah and Olivia, but prefers Vivi. Jonah Daniels has been living in the seaside town of Verona Cove his whole life. His family had gone through heart break when his Dad died, especially his mother that won’t leave her bed. Though, no one […]Read More Book Recommendations – by Caoimhe Stopes
“The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough.” ‘Some people think love is the end of the road, and if you’re lucky enough to find it, you stay there. Other people say it just becomes a cliff you drive off, but most people who’ve been around awhile know it’s just a thing that changes […]Read More Let the Great World Spin – Book Review by Sarah Anderson
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” Considered an essential Christmas read; ‘A Christmas Carol’ is not only a festive novel, but a story that teaches the importance of empathy and in living a life you are proud of. The story takes place during the Victorian era in […]Read More A Christmas Carol – Book Review by Sarah Anderson
Newbridge College welcomed author Roisin Meaney to the school on Tuesday, 6th November to launch the ‘One Book, One School, One Community Project’.Every first year student received a copy of her novel ‘See If I Care’ and a reading schedule to follow every week.On the night, Roisín spoke about her love of reading and writing […]Read More See If I Care – Book Review by Rachel Byrne
On Thursday 28th of February, Newbridge College was fortunate to receive a visit from award-winning author Donal Ryan. Some of his most well-known novels are “The Spinning Heart” and “The Thing About December”. As we are studying “The Spinning Heart” for our Leaving Cert comparative course, everyone in the class was excited to learn more […]Read More Author Visit: Donal Ryan
To kick things off, I thought that starting with a classic would be a good idea. This classic does have many redeeming qualities and has most definitely stood the test of time with its target audience. The Catcher in the Rye was one of the first novels written in the genre of young adult, or […]Read More The Catcher in the Rye – Book Review #1