The Write-a-Book Awards night took place in the Auburn Lodge Hotel on 7th May last. Over 1,750 entries were received from 42 schools from pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Sharon Dilger from Holy Family Junior School was MC for the night and congratulated each young author on their endeavours. Author Brian Gallagher presented the awards and was gushing in his praise for the creativity, imagination and originality which was evidenced in abundance in the books on display. Great thanks are due to the teachers who support this wonderful project, who encourage and motivate the young authors and give encouraging feedback as they bring their books to fruition. Clare Education Centre is deeply appreciative of all the teachers who undertook book swap arrangements and who assisted in any way with the selection of awards process. A project of this undertaking requires considerable help and support to ensure its success. The staff of Clare Education Centre were warmly appreciated for their very significant role in the organisation of the project, the preparations for the awards night and the production of the powerpoint and visual displays on the night. The pleasure of seeing a your author proudly holding their book and showing it to their family makes projects like this so worthwhile.
Photos from the night
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