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Saturday 20 September 2014

It's often harder on the mums than many of the kids

SHEILA FITZGERALD

Published 05/09/2013 | 05:26

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The 11 new arrivals at Knocknagree National School with their teacher Carmel O'Sullivan.

Eleven new children were entered in the roll books at Knocknagree National School for the first time on Monday morning.

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While some of the mums were a little emotional at the significant milestone of 'big school', all 11 tots were calm, happy, and full of chat when The Corkman dropped in at 9.30am.

Teacher Carmel O'Sullivan and school principal DJ Golden were busy reassuring parents and getting to know the children, who in turn were busy checking out all the new toys, books and games on offer.

Daniel Cotter, Brian Lenihan, CJ Cremin and Denis Lenihan got right down to setting up a transport company with all the trucks, vans, and cars in school.

Kate Fleming said that playing with her friends, Bethany and Máire, is what she likes best about coming to school, while Lucy Courtney said her favourite TV programme is Barney.

Denis Lenihan described how he went to Tayto Park in Dublin during the summer holidays, had a great time, and stayed in a big hotel with his mom, dad, and sisters.

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