Abbey CBS Newry Grammar School

The Abbey Grammar School
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Co Down, BT34 1QN
N Ireland
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English Department crowned winners of Seamus Heaney Award

Date Posted: 26th March 2021
“It is great to be back in the Abbey”
It is great to have the senior Abbey students back in to the class and corridors and after Easter with the return of the younger years, things will almost be back to some sense of normality.
The Abbey community of pupils and staff rose to the challenges of lockdown and with the spirit of hard work, skill, creativity and generosity, completed much.
The pictures celebrate some of the aspects of Abbey life and the achievements made during this last year full of lockdowns, social distancing and restrictions to normal education and life.
The Abbey English Department was crowned winners of this year’s Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing in Schools.
It is the second time that the school has won this prestigious competition. Pupils in Slemish 8, Slemish 9 and Breffni 9, guided by their English teachers, Mr McMahon and Ms Kelly, along with local writer, Marion Clarke, took part in the competition.
Breffni 9 also received a special commendation for their group work on environmental poetry.
Appearing in the photos are two Year 8 pupils, Frank Wilson and Reilly Quinn, who were chosen for special commendations.
Also in the photo are the Head of English Mr McMahon, English teacher Ms Kelly and the Principal Mr Sloan.
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