Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Adrienne Rich Living in Sin

Sixth year pupils Emily Conlon and Chris Deane share with NewEnglish a review of the poem Living in Sin by Adrienne Rich. The pupils studied the poetry of Rich as part of the L. Cert. Course.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Why taking notes matters - Infographic

With end of year and state exams just around the corner, why not take a break from all that note writing...and read about why it is so important!

 Thank you to @fboss for the original link. (Just click the link below)

Desmond Egan Visit

for Benjamin Moloise by Desmond Egan

Desmond Egan, Irish poet, has a wide range of poetry and prose publications as well as translations and books of prose. His PEACE poem, was translated into hundreds of languages as part of a millennium celebration.
To date, Desmond Egan has published 23 Collections of Poetry; two of Prose and two Translations of Greek Plays. Athlone born, he is a full-time writer living and working near Newbridge in County Kildare.

Today Mr Egan came to the school and gave a poetry talk to our sixth year group. He is also a past teacher here in the school. We thank him for imparting his enthusiasm and love of poetry.
Pictured above is a signed poem that Mr Egan presented to the department entitled for Benjamin Moloise.

Derek Mahon Review

Below is a revision booklet on Derek Mahon. The booklet was compiled by fifth year pupils of Newbridge College. The pupils studied the poetry of Mahon as part of their L.C. course for 2013.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A Changing Land

Sixth year student Jack Tinsley shares with NewEnglish his short story ‘A Changing Land’. Jack received and ‘Essay of the Year’ award for his story last year. Find the full story here and below is an extract.
He stood up, and could feel his aged bones creaking, “not much left in them” he thought “but enough, enough to take him home”. He untied his horse from the hitching post. The horse fully laden with supplies, he swung himself onto the saddle and the horse trotted out of town, glancing over his shoulder and taking his last look, he felt nothing. The dull thumping of mallets on wood echoed against the rocks as he rode past teams of men glistening with sweat as they laid the ever increasing line that extended all the way from Nevada to the west coast. This is how it all began, he recalled, the railroad paving the way for civilization.