Scoil Carmel lost a friend, a colleague and a wonderful teacher when Mr. Whitty
passed away last week.
We have done our very best to help and support each other in the school community during this very sad time and especially the children who have felt his loss so deeply.
His class from last year were understandably devastated with the news and were encouraged to talk about Mr. Whitty and express their emotions freely. Tears quickly turned to chat and laughter while they shared their happy memories of Mr. Whitty.
With Ms. Fogarty’s support and help, they put their memories down on paper and they include using technology and tablets in class, playing old fashioned conker games, baking bread and eating it with jam and learning lots about nature and birds.
Reading their memories will give you a really good insight into the active and energetic classroom he created and the positive and happy learning experiences he provided to so many children. He inspired the children he taught by integrating his own love of nature and technology into teaching wherever possible and it resulted in a dynamic classroom the children loved being part of. Their memories are a testament to what a wonderful teacher he was and every single word they wrote on the front cover describes Mr. Whitty to a T!
Mr. Whitty will be greatly missed but certainly never forgotten by the boys and girls so lucky to have him as their teacher.