Castletownbere students unveil unique children’s book in Croke Park

Posted on: 7th April, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Kevin Elphick, Sadhbh Sullivan, Danny O’Neill, Eoin Coleman and Orlaith Carroll,Transition Year students at Beara Community School in Castletownbere, West Cork unveiled their unique children’s book to a national audience on April 2 in Croke Park as they represent the West Cork Enterprise Board at the national finals of the Student Enterprise Awards.                Pic: Niall Duffy

Transition Year students at Beara Community School in Castletownbere have just unveiled their unique children’s book to a national audience this week in Croke Park, as they represent the West Cork Enterprise Board at the national finals of the Student Enterprise Awards.

‘My Little Big Adventure’ is an illustrated book, which allows children to write in their own stories to accompany the pictures. The concept is the first of its kind and aims to unleash children’s imaginations while allowing parents a window in to the wonderful and often surprising minds of their kids. The book can also become a keepsake for fun memories to be relived and shared with future generations.

My Little Big Adventure, which retails for €9.95 with 10 per cent going to Barnardos children’s charity, is available in book stores throughout West Cork and can also be purchased online at www.mylittlebigadventure.weebly.com. The students have almost sold their entire first print run of 1000 books since January. The second print run is in great demand, so make sure to pick up a copy while you can!

Speaking of the book, Sadhbh Sullivan, Managing Director said, “We are extremely excited to unveil our book to a national audience next week in Croke Park. Demand for the book has taken us by surprise and we are already looking at a second print run. There is nothing else like ‘My Little Big Adventure’ on the market and we are already working on more books for the series to appeal to an even broader audience as well as looking at developing an app. There are huge opportunities for our books as they cross all language barriers and so will have international appeal.

“The book allows children to become their very own favourite author, it encourages them to be creative while also helping them improve their literacy and with 10 per cent going to Barnardos we think it’s a win-win for all!”

Also speaking of the book, Ruth Guy, Barnardos said, “We are delighted to be chosen by Sadhbh and her team to receive such a generous donation from the proceeds of this wonderfully creative heart-warming children’s book. The funds raised from the sale of ‘My Little Big Adventure’ will go a long way towards supporting Barnardos work with children and families in Cork and throughout Ireland. Keep an eye out for this great book!”

The My Little Big Adventure book is available in book stores throughout West Cork and can also be purchased online at www.mylittlebigadventure.weebly.com.

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