THE Bishop of Raphoe, Alan McGuckian SJ, has delivered a special message to the Leaving Certificate students of 2020.
Students will this year receive calculated grades following the cancellation of the State exams due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has been a period of real uncertainty and worry for Leaving Cert students since schools shutdown in March.
In a recorded message, Bishop McGuckian, seeking to reassure the students, said: “I’d love to encourage you to look back on the last six years with real gratitude.
“You will have learned things about life, about yourself, about other people. lessons that will stand to you for your whole life if you really appreciate them.
“There were tough things but there were many things learned.”
Looking to the future, Bishop McGuckian urged those moving onto the next phase of their lives to be themselves.
He said: “If you really try and listen for it, you’ll know what it is that only you can do that no-one else can.
“A big help to you in that will be not to compare yourself to anyone else, to be the you in life. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Be the best that you can be and give yourself to other people.”Tags: