A 15-year-old boy who was tragically left homeless with his mother and forced to live in the Phoenix Park has spoken of his delight at achieving seven honours and two passes in his Junior Certificate.
The young boy named Carlos Wolfe recieved his Jnior Cert yesterday afternoon and he couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The truly courageous young man told RTE’s Liveline: “I’m delighted with it to be honest. I worked hard for the result, I’m glad I studied for it.”
The achievement has been seen as a positive turn in an events in a trying year for young Carlos and his mother Lorraine who recently spoke about how she and her son had been forced to sleep in the Pheonix Park and look for emergency accommodation.
Carlos told host Joe Duffy that he has studied nine subjects for his exams which included history, geography, business studies, Italian, religion, CSPE, science, English and Irish; and that he choose to undertake five higher level and four ordinary level papers.
Carlos also spoke of how he could not open his results without his mother beside him, Carlos said: “I got the results at 12.30pm and I walked out to me ma. We opened them together. I wanted me ma to see what I got. I wanted her to be there with me when I opened them. Me and her were delighted. We couldn’t be happier.”
However the young man doesn’t intend on stopping there and has already turned his attentions to his Leaving Cert in two years time. Although the youngster revealed that he is not entirely sure as to what he will go on to study in college, but stated that he is going to see what subjects he will need in school to get into courses. Carlos finalised by saying: “I’ll see when it comes to it. Something good anyway, I’m going to make something of myself and I know that.”