Tuesday 6 December 2016

Nicola Anderson: School is gripped by sadness at loss of 'inspiration'

Published 12/01/2011 | 05:00

Michaela Harte in fancy dress at St Malachy's Primary School, where she had attended as a pupil and later performed her teaching placement
Michaela Harte in fancy dress at St Malachy's Primary School, where she had attended as a pupil and later performed her teaching placement

IN her little blue Renault Clio car, all eyes would be on Michaela Harte as she drove out the school gates on her way home at the end of a day's teaching.

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"'There goes Michaela', we used to say. She was just so beautiful. Inside and out. We are devastated," said one mother, wiping away a tear that rolled down her cheek.

An air of sadness and unreality enveloped St Patrick's Academy in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, where the young newlywed had spent the past four years teaching Irish and religious education to pupils aged 11-18.

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