It's Green for go as Loreto girls face their first papers
THE notes have been read, the theorems have been learned and the prayers have been said.
After months of frantic revision, the 116,000 students who sat their first exam this morning could do no more.
Students arrived at Loreto College in St Stephen's Green this morning shivering in the cold but were anxious nonetheless to get the first day of exams under their belts.
Aoife Twomey, Mary Kavanagh and Kasia Kelly are all Leaving Cert students and arrived an hour before they were due to sit English Paper One.
Kasia told the Herald that the afternoon's Home Economics exam had her a bit worried.
"It's a really long and tough course, so I'm very nervous just thinking of what the exam has in store," she said.
"It will be great to get the first day over," she added.
Aoife and Kasia say they are both hoping to earn enough points for teaching at St Patrick's College.
Classmate Mary hopes to study Communications at Dublin City University next year.
Ciana Spelman, a Junior Cert student, admitted that she was excited about sitting her English papers.
"I particularly like the functional writing section, so overall I'm happy enough with my preparation," she said.