Today, the 17th February 2016, marks the 2nd anniversary of our good friend and teacher Paul Kilgarriff, who died suddely in an accident two years ago while on holiday abroad. We marked the day with a minutes silence across the school at 12:00 noon. We decorated his memory tree and put in the front entrance along with his photo and other memories. Colette read out a memory written by Ingrid in 6th class at the time of his death. Her piece reminded us that Paul will always be remembered by those of us who knew and loved him and that he will continue to live in our hearts.
This is a picture of Paul dressed up as the Tin Man for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz production in March 2013.
After the minutes silence, Colette read a poem for everyone, one that she believes Paul would want us to hear today.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.