Giving boys an advantage

October 6, 2009 in General, News

clongowes_01Orlaith Carmody discussed educational choice in the Irish Times: “After a lot of thought I’ve deliberately chosen a school with a Jesuit tradition because I hope it will bring out the best in my boys and hopefully teach them something about giving back to society. Am I giving my children an advantage? Make no mistake about it: I’m trying my hardest. I believe it is worth all the hours their Dad and I have to work because of the independent, grounded, thinking individuals I believe will emerge at the far end, with the ambition and hopefully the ability to make a difference. At the school, Clongowes Wood College, they call it becoming “Men for others”, and I see it demonstrated every time I’m there.”