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05.06.2020

‘Be brave and rejoice in your achievements’ – Archbishop writes to 6th Class Pupils

‘Be brave and rejoice in your achievements’ – Archbishop writes to 6th Class Pupils
Archbishop Michael Jackson

Archbishop Michael Jackson has written to pupils in Sixth Class in primary schools in Dublin & Glendalough urging them to be brave and rejoice in their achievements. His letter comes as the class of 2020 are entering their final weeks in primary school. Under normal circumstances the pupils would be preparing for graduation ceremonies but they are currently continuing schooling at home.

“This is an extraordinary time for you. You, your parents and your teachers will have looked forward to the end of this very special year for every one of you. From the day you first entered school you have had so many different experiences, you have done so many different things, you have met so many different people,” the Archbishop writes.

He shared the children’s disappointment at not being able to show their talents at graduation but urged them to be brave and explore other ways to celebrate them.

“Nothing in the current crisis takes away from your uniqueness and your specialness as individuals and as graduating pupils from your National School. I wish you everything that is best for the autumn when you continue your education in secondary school,” he says.

The letter has been sent to the principals of schools of which the Archbishop is patron. You can read it in full here.