RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy has sent a message to the sixth year students in St Louis Community School telling them to “be brilliant” in the years ahead.
The Late Late Show host conceded that it can’t be easy graduating in the middle of a pandemic and not having a party to celebrate the end of school life.
“What a strange time to be graduating but the good news is you will have a war story forever and ever.”
Principal Regina Anderson messaged the TV personality in the hope he would send a message to students and he duly obliged wishing them well as they move into the next phase of their lives.
“I wish you well as you head into summer. I hope you had a good time at school and made some great friends and created some wonderful memories,” he told the Leaving Cert and LCA students.
“Head off into the future, be happy, and be safe. Be sane and be brilliant.”
St Louis Community School surveyed its final year student to determine if they wanted a virtual grad or to wait to say their final goodbyes together in the school when restrictions are lifted.
“They want a real graduation no matter when; they are prepared to wait until next year if they have to,” explained Ms Anderson.