‘Anxious start’ but State exams going well

Presentation Secondary School Mitchelstown junior cert students Meghan McSweeney and Melissa Corrigan, who had just finished their English paper on Wednesday morning. (Picture: Marian Roche)

The sun is shining, there isn’t a cloud in the sky, which can only mean one thing; the exams are upon us.

For many Leaving Cert pupils in the locality, this might be the first time they’ve done a formal exam, as many of this cohort will not have sat the Junior Cert examinations due to their cancellation over Covid lockdown.

However, from the students The Avondhu met on Wednesday one wouldn’t guess it, as there was little sign of fear or worry. Students seemed generally pleased with their performances, and while some were headed home, others were holding onto their Home Economics book already in preparation for their exam later that afternoon.

Local principals extended their well wishes to students sitting exams this year, with Junior and Senior cycle students both returning to the traditional written exams once again.

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