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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.”
Jun 3rd 2015, 9:47 PM 30,514 29

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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:

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


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