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The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up

“My name is Bono and I am a rock star.”

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AS WE ALL know, the Leaving Cert kicks off with English Paper I – and this year when students opened the exam they were met with a photo of U2′s ever-present leading man Bono.

And the Leaving Cert students then encountered one of his speeches.

It started with “My name is Bono and I am a rock star”.

Which was welcomed by some

But not others

Still, life lessons were taken from the speech

And creative solutions put forward as well

The very fact that Bono was asking questions in the Leaving Cert was noteworthy

There were plenty who were only delighted to see the U2 frontman

Go on, Bono

Here are some scenes from the day:

The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up
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    Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    Pictured Patrick Barker from Kildare and David Stack from Navan do some last minute revision at O'Connell's Secondry School in Dublin Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    Pictured Examiner Dermot Sheehan hands out the English Paper one to students at O Connoll Secondry School in Dublin.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    Pictured (LtoR) Darragh Clarke Hagen, Benny Flood from Louth Aisling Walsh from Drogheda and Alisha Kelly from Louth do some last minute revision.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    Pictured (LtoR) Michael Fnglas from Lexlip and Sian Kieran from Finglas do some last minute revision ahead of their first Leaving Cert Exam English Paper.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    Trinity School Ballymun in Dublin. Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    Trinity School Ballymun in Dublin. Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    Trinity School Ballymun in Dublin. Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    Trinity School Ballymun in Dublin. Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

This article was originally written by David Elkin for DailyEdge.ie. Additional reporting Christina Finn 

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