With World Read Aloud Day 2018 happening earlier this week (1st February), Verbal’s School of Journalism students from St Columb’s and Lumen Christi College recorded accounts and memories of their favourite books, tales and stories that were read to them aloud.
Ross and Matthew of LCC share stories of when The Gruffalo by Pan MacMillan, and Irish folk tale Tir Na nÓg, were read to them as children. Maggie McCorry also recounted Tir Na Nog, while Aodhan Gallagher of St Columb’s gave a heartwarming account of reading the story of The Gruffalo’s Child to his young niece
Tom Burns of St Columb’s shares his special memory of when his mother read his favourite story, Hairy McCleary from Donaldson Dairy by Lynley Dodd; while Cora O’Kane of LCC recalls precious memories of being read to by her mammy, Owl Babies by Martin Waddle. Eoin Mulholland recalls fond memories of when his English teacher, Martin Meenan of St Columb’s, gave animated accounts of stories in the classroom bringing to life the characters from Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
Ellie Doherty of LCC shares tales from Phil Cunningham’s collection of stories, Derry Down The Days, read to her by her Granny. Rory Toal of St Columb’s shared his memory of how the story, Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian, aided his transition from primary to secondary school.
Listen below to what our young journos have shared and produced for World Read Aloud Day!