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8 schoolbook traditions future kids may never understand

Come back Peig. All is forgiven.

SCHOOLS ACROSS IRELAND will be using more ebooks than ever this year.

As everything continues to go digital we’re casting our minds into the future when school books will be a thing of the past, and joinedy up handwriting is a rare skill.

Here are some of the paper-related school memories that could soon be no more…

1. Copies

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2. Covering your books with brown paper

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3. Inheriting books from your siblings

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4. Sophisticated graffiti

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5. Learning how to do ‘joinedy-up writing’

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6. The Christmas Annuals

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Image: Suzanne O’Connor

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Source: Folens.ie

7. Artistic alterations

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8. The smell of brand new school books

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Emer McLysaght

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