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Friday 29 August 2014

School choir performs at Peace Proms

Published 12/02/2014 | 05:28

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The school choir of Presentation Primary School enjoyed a 'once in a lifetime' experience when they performed with the renowned Cross Border Orchestra at the Peace Proms in City West.

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After months of practising hard every Monday after school, the choir joined 2,000 other children, performing a medley of songs alongside a symphony orchestra and international solo violinists, male tenors, Irish and Jazz dancers and uileann and bagpipe performers.

Pupils and parents who attended the concert were left in awe of the experience and described it as 'magical'. It was the first time the school choir took part in the Peace Proms and they are looking forward to being part of the experience for many years to come.

The pupils and staff of Presentation NS also have their sights set on achieving a fourth Green flag. All sorts of travel initiatives have been undertaken by the school including the setting up of WOW (Walk on Wednesday) and COW (Cycle on Wednesday) days, completing a walkability audit of the routes taken to school by the pupils and participation in 'The Cross Border Challenge' and National Walk to School Week. 25 pupils took part in cycle training with CĂșchulainn Bike Club last October.

During 'Travel Week' the pupils participated in lessons based on travel including road safety, transport around the world and famous people in travel. Two family competitions were organised to find a new green code for travel and a travel mascot. The school's new green code, 'A healthy heart, a clear head, Park the car and walk instead!', was composed by fourth class pupil Sorcha McKeown and her family. Maia McVeigh, a sixth class pupil and her family won the travel mascot competition.

The winners of all the competitions were announced at a travel assembly.

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