ST. MARY’S STUDENTS TAKE PART IN DERRY-LONDONDERRY CITY OF CULTURE 2013

Posted on 16th April 2013 | GeneralNews

Year 8 Irish News competition winners from St. Mary’s Grammar School

Students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt have been getting involved in the Derry-Londonderry City of Culture 2013 programme of events. 

Year 9 English students participated in a poetry workshop with renowned local poet, Maura Johnston. The workshop was part of a pioneering educational project being delivered in schools in the Magherafelt and Derry City Council areas as a lead-in to the Seamus Heaney On Home Ground Poetry Festival. The purpose of the workshop was to inspire young people to write their own poems so that their literary talent may be showcased during the three-day festival in September 2013.

Meanwhile, Year 8 students, having won an Irish News token competition, spent a day in Derry. Accompanied by Mrs McCormick and Mrs Fullerton, the students enjoyed a walking tour of the 400 year old historic Walls of Derry, a walk along the Peace Bridge, a visit to St. Columb’s Cathedral and time in the Chapter House Museum.