IT was undoubtedly their biggest and most elaborate preChristmas production ever staged, but the pupils of Loughfouder NS handled the pressure like true professionals when they took to the stage to perform 'Oliver' on Wednesday last.
According to teacher Elizabeth Lane, who produced the show, 12.12.12 will be remembered for another very special reason at the Knocknagoshel school, after the show went down a storm with the proud parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who packed the school to see it
All 25 pupils at Loughfouder NS had a starring role, with auditions taking place for the main parts, such was the interest among the budding performers. As well as showcasing some of the musical's most popular songs, the main characters had their lines down to perfection and were a credit to the school, Ms Lane said.
"There was real excitement among the children and they all had different parts, either singing or acting. The talent was unbelievable and the crowd was really impressed. They seemed to have a natural talent for acting and we have certainly found some budding stars," she said. "They seemed to know automatically what to do and they were all so anxious to be part of it that we had to hold auctions. Every day they were asking about practising and even the days afterwards they acted it out again.They thoroughly enjoyed it."
The production also acted as a fundraiser for the St Vincent de Paul, with €120 being collected among the audience during the afternoon.