Breakfast with Hector
It’s Wednesday morning and Hector’s day got off to a troublesome start. That all soon changed though with How’s The Country! Primary school teacher, Marie Crowley, of Scoil Chlochair Mhuire, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, spoke with Hector this morning. Scoil Chlochair Mhuire has recently been given the Walking School of the Year 2013 title with over 85% of their school population walking to school. This week is National Walk to School Week and Taisce are trying to get over 20,000 pupils to walk to school today, Wednesday on WOW (Walk on Wednesday).
Anne Marie Connolly from Galway was confident in Dubs v ROC. Jenny Davis has been holding her title since Thursday of last week. Anne Marie didn’t manage to win for the Rest of The Country this morning. Jenny will continue to play and win until she is beaten. Today Jenny won tickets to Neil Young and Crazy Horse on Saturday June 15th 2013 at the RDS Arena Dublin.
All this week BWH is running a competition in connection with Keelings, fruit and vegetables, of North Dublin. Keelings have given Hector one delicious fresh fruit hamper every day to give away. Today’s Missing Fruit was correctly identified as a pineapple by Dublin’s Fiona Mulligan. Fiona has won a fruit hamper and is entered into Friday’s overall draw where each of this week’s winners stand a chance of winning €5,000 worth of garden goods to freshen up their garden this summer.
Hector received a call for help from Rachel in Limerick. Rachel had attended a Beyonce concert on Sunday in Dublin. Mid way through the concert she had the once in a life time experience of Beyonce holding her hand and singing straight into her face. She was fortunate enough to have her friend video the moment. En route home she accidently deleted the video and is desperate to retrieve the footage. Hector called to his Soldiers of The Dawn for help and the response was overwhelming.
As it is National Walk to School Week, Hector and Alan shared their walking to school stories. Hector regularly walked the mile and a half journey to St. Pat’s in Navan with plenty of adventures along the way. Alan once “went on the hop” with his entire class from Clondalkin in Dublin to the Square in Tallaght. Once the school managed to locate the students they were all dually suspended for their misbehaviour.
Rachel, from Limerick, text Hector this morning with a big problem. She attended the Beyonce concert in Dublin on Sunday. She was fortunate enough to hold Beyonce’s hand as she sung Halo straight to her at the gig. Rachel had managed to have a friend record the experience on her phone. On the train home while watching the video over and over Rachel, somehow, managed to delete the video by mistake. In desperation she rang Hector to appeal to the nation for advice and help on recovering the DATA. Rachel’s plea received a fantastic response from technically minded people all over the country.
Cranky Car was one of the greatest BWH has ever seen! 6th class student, Cathy, from Rathdowney NS rang Hector from the bus on the way to school. Cathy was surrounded by young students of all ages and bus driver, Hazel. With some Cranky heads on the way to school, the entire bus sang the Cranky Car song to brighten the bad moods and get everyone through the morning.
Until tomorrow, Thursday, Keep Her Lit.