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Tipperary students' tribute to teacher makes it to No1 on iTunes

The transition-year class composed the song for their late teacher.

The transition year class performed the song, My Hero, on RTÉ's Big Music Week Train in October.
The transition year class performed the song, My Hero, on RTÉ's Big Music Week Train in October.
Image: Brian McEvoy

A SONG BY a group of transition year pupils from Tipperary has gone to number one on iTunes.

The pupils from Clonmel composed the song in memory of their teacher, Alice Strain, who died in a tragic car accident.

Alice taught the students from first to third year.

The transition year class from Presentation Secondary School performed the song, My Hero, on RTÉ’s Big Music Week in October when the train stopped off at Clonmel Railway Station.

It was an emotional tribute that left many of the classmates in tears.

Alice’s sister Vera was on the train that day and told the journal that she was ‘amazed the girls thought so highly of Alice and the lyrics really captured the person she was.’

Speaking about the release of the single – which aims to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul – Vera said;

It’s just wonderful, really fantastic. Alice would have been so proud of the girls. She thought of them as her second family. She loved her job and her students and this song is the most wonderful tribute.

This has given the whole family a huge lift at such a hard time. It’s brought light into our lives at a time of darkness.

The single of My Hero has topped the Irish  iTunes list (here, if you want to download it) and is due to be released for sale in shops tomorrow.

You  can check out the link below to see the girls performing the song:

via RTÉ/Youtube

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