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Thursday 2 October 2014

Christmas crackers

Published 18/12/2013 | 05:36

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Mrs Griffin’s fifth and sixth class performed ‘X Factor’ at Glenderry NS, Ballyheigue Christmas Concert on Wednesday. Photograph by Paul Tearle

FROM traditional Christmas scenes to far more modern events, pupils at Glenderry National School on Kerry Head drew on a wide variety of influences for the school's annual Christmas concert on Wednesday last.

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Excitement was building long before curtain call at 10am as cars came from all over the Ballyheigue promontory for this highlight of the Glenderry year. Suffice to say, the audience was not disappointed! All were treated to one of the most colourful productions ever seen at the school, involving pupils from junior infants right up to sixth class.

It was the younger ones of junior and senior infants who performed the Nativity, receiving what principal Gerard Pierce described as 'tumultous' applause from the audience in their treatment of the real story of Christmas.

Contrast that to the piece which immediately followed it - Nativity Rock! Performed by first and second class pupils, it upped the tempo and the pupils sang Christmas songs afterwards before being applauded back to their classrooms.

An hilarious short play by pupils Denis O'Gorman and Kevin Duncan was next to regale the parents in third and fourth classes' production of Jerusalem News; following by a version of the X Factor by the two most senior classes that saw the show's famous judges lampooned to perfection.

Kerryman

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