THE CHRISTMAS season festivities were kicked off with a bang in Coláiste Chill Mhantáin last Tuesday when the students of Leaving Certificate Applied Two launched their themed children's Christmas book 'Holly and Belle Claus and The Missing List.'
The students were joined by their teachers, parents and guests and their book was a big hit with all. Sales on the day were very strong, with staff and guests snapping up the book as presents.
The book features Santa's little twin sisters who journeys around Wicklow town to save Christmas, visiting many of the places that local children will know well.
The students have produced this book in their Information Communication Technology Class. They have authored the piece, hand drawn the art work and developed the layout of graphical content of each page and the covers. They have been working on the project since late September alongside a professional printer.
The book is now on sale for €7.50 and is available from Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, local businesses and in Wicklow's Historical Gaol.
After printing costs, all proceeds of this book will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation with the money being targeted for Wicklow families.