On Wednesday 4th April English teachers from all over Ireland gathered to learn more about a new English text book from Gill Education called Fire and Ice, a book for junior cycle students. It was particularly special for Enniscorthy Vocational College and fifth year student Emma Ronan. The book features a poem by Emma called Poem for a Best Friend. The poem will be studied for the Junior Cert’ by other students across the country.
Emma loves writing and has been writing poetry and prose since she was very young. Now in fifth year at Enniscorthy Vocational College, Emma is an active member of the school’s creative writing group. The writing group is run by teacher Jessica Doyle and librarian Éadaoin Quinn.
Following in the footsteps of past pupils, writers Peter Murphy and Joe Murphy, the young writers have achieved great success with work being awarded by Hot Press and published in the Irish Times. Emma’s poem “A Poem for a Best Friend” was first published in the Fighting Words supplement to the Irish Times.
Having A Poem for a Best Friend published in the text book Fire and Ice 2 is a fantastic achievement.