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New feature wall honours St Patrick


Celebrating the feast day of St Patrick on March 17 was more special than ever for staff and students at St Patrick’s Technical College this year, as they unveiled a feature wall in honour of their patron saint.

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Father Pat Woods from the Elizabeth parish led a small liturgy at the Edinburgh North college and closed the ceremony with a blessing of the St Patrick’s wall.

The idea for the wall began after college staff began exploring ways to make St Patrick more accessible and relatable to students, and to highlight the saint’s traits of compassion, courage and strength.

With the existing imagery around the college of St Patrick largely portrayed in traditional style, teacher and college chaplain John Neate recognised the importance of having St Patrick characterised in various styles and contemporary depictions to engage students.

“With almost 30 different images of St Patrick on our new wall, the hope is that as students pass the central corridor each day they will be drawn to a particular image which may then help them better connect to St Patrick,” Mr Neate said.



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