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Mary Branley

Starting School

2014-2015 What’s it like in big school?  In 2014, Kids’ Own partnered with Kilkenny County Childcare Committee and Kilkenny Education Centre on Starting School, a book project supporting young children in the transition to primary school. Artist Orla Kenny and writer Mary Branley collaborated with junior infants in four schools in County Kilkenny. The children had the opportunity to creatively explore their exp
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Rebellion in the Village

November 2013 A new model of publishing for Kids’ Own, this historical novel was written by 11 and 12 year old children in Scoil Ursula Primary School, Sligo, alongside their teacher Ms Hoey and Kids’ Own writer and poet Mary Branley. The children worked with Mary to research, plan, structure, write, illustrate and edit the book, the publishing costs for which were covered by pre-sales. As a historical novel – set du
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