Lurgan’s St Ronan’s College P8 make history

Pupils at St Ronan’s College made history this week as they started at the newly formed Lurgan school.

And it was even more exciting for the first years, P8, who spoke to the MAIL about their experiences.

Some of the Year 8 intake at the new St. Ronan's College pictured on their first day with staff from left,  Dr Fionnuala Moore, viceprincipal,  Mr Charlie McConville, vice principal, Mrs Michele Corkey, principal, Mrs Ita Cosgrove, vice principal, and Mr Sean Finn, form teacher. INLM36-202.

Some of the Year 8 intake at the new St. Ronan's College pictured on their first day with staff from left, Dr Fionnuala Moore, viceprincipal, Mr Charlie McConville, vice principal, Mrs Michele Corkey, principal, Mrs Ita Cosgrove, vice principal, and Mr Sean Finn, form teacher. INLM36-202.

A selection of pupils chatted about their hopes and dreams of starting a brand new school and being part of a new era in Lurgan’s history.

They revealed how exciting it has been meeting new friends and teachers.

The College, which is an amalgamation of St Mary’s High School, St Paul’s High School and St Michael’s Grammar School, opened on Tuesday last week.

St Ronan’s College is a non-selective 11-19 co-educational Catholic voluntary grammar school which will eventually be located in a new building on the St Michael’s site.