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Launch of School Magazine by TY Students in Árd Scoil na Tríonóide, Athy

The following is a report written by Árd Scoil na Tríonóide, Athy, Co. KIldare, Transition Year student, Aaron Webb on the launch of the magazine “Prometheus” in October.

The magazine was brought to publication and launch by four Transition Year students, Adam Ryan, Aaron Webb, Gary Prendergast and Sean Donoghue.

It was a very successful launch and sales of the publication went beyond expectation.

Report Written by Aaron Webb

On Wednesday the 23rd of October Ardscoil na Tríonóide launched its new creative writing and literature magazine "Prometheus".

The magazine is run by four Transition Year Students who have decided to publish this magazine in order to show the creative writing talent that lies at the heart of their school. This initiative also coincides with the Government's drive to promote literacy in schools.

The students who were published in our first issue were invited with their familes to attend the launch.

Francis Lawlor, a past pupil who completed his Leaving Certificate in June and received an A1 in English, delivered a brilliant speech about the power of creative writing.

Then a number of students including Ryan Farrell, Rebecca Dunne, Shauna Duffy and Sam King read their fantastic short stories and poems.

Next, the Principal of Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Mr McCormack delivered an excellent speech about the legend behind the name of the magazine 'Prometheus' who was the Greek God associated with fire and creation.

Finally, prizes were presented for the best entries and the winners included Pádraig Dunne, Aoife Cunningham, Lauren Dempsey, Ryan Farrell, Áine Doyle, Rebecca Dunne, Shauna Duffy, Bukky Adebowale and Sam King.

They plan to publish three more editions with The Christmas issue due early in December.

The magazine was a huge hit with both teachers and students alike really enjoying the creativity and skill that was on show in this first edition.