Words of wisdom from Graham Norton at his old school in Bandon

Words of wisdom from Graham Norton at his old school in Bandon
Students surround Graham Norton in Bandon, Co Cork yesterday where he launched a new book by school principal Ian Coombes, Bandon Grammar School A History. Picture: Dan Linehan

GRAHAM Norton was the centre of attention today back at his old school, Bandon Grammar, when he launched a book detailing the history of the institution.

Graham Norton holds a copy of ‘Bandon Grammar School’ by author, teacher Ian Coombes with school students when he visited the school yesterday.Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Graham Norton holds a copy of ‘Bandon Grammar School’ by author, teacher Ian Coombes with school students when he visited the school yesterday.Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The book, Bandon Grammar School, has been written by school principal, Ian Coombes.

In his address to students, Norton had some nuggets of wisdom, saying:

Teacher Ronan McMahon getting a selfie with Graham Norton.
Teacher Ronan McMahon getting a selfie with Graham Norton.

"As a teenager, life is so serious. Everything matters so much.

Teachers supporting men’s health through Movember with Graham Norton . Picture Dan Linehan
Teachers supporting men’s health through Movember with Graham Norton . Picture Dan Linehan

"If there is any perk to getting older - and there aren't many - one of them is that those serious things still happen to you when you're older, you can still be humiliated, have your heart broken, be embarrassed, but when you're older, at least you know you are going to get over it.

First and second year students with Graham Norton.
First and second year students with Graham Norton.

"People are going to forget. And if I could go back and talk to the boy I was, running around in a uniform that was always either too small or too big, never quite right, I would tell him to worry less. Don't worry about things so much."



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