Monday 22 July 2019

Crossabeg pupils hold historic show

Freya Hennessy, Darcy Donohoe, Grace Carley-Dempsey and Sadhbh Hynes
Freya Hennessy, Darcy Donohoe, Grace Carley-Dempsey and Sadhbh Hynes

Brendan Keane

The pupils in Crossabeg National School have created their own little bit of history by participating in the first end-of-year school show to be held on a full stage complete with lighting and sound.

The show took place in Oylegate community centre and speaking to this newspaper principal Philip Kennedy said the pupils were excellent in how they performed.

'It was the first time the school had its concert on a stage with lights and sound and it was very exciting for the pupils,' he said.

There were four shows including 'Little Mermaid', 'Joseph', 'Oliver' and 'Bugsy Malone'.

During the break, the school Irish band performed and the school's award winning choir also entertained the crowd.

The choir came third in this year's prestigious AIMS choral festival in New Ross.

It was a significant achievement as it was the first time the choir entered AIMS.

Having the show in the hall gave the pupils the chance to experience what it's like performing on a proper stage and from the scenes witnessed in the show there are many naturals in Crossabeg National School.

The school is renowned for the quality of its education but it's also a place that is synonymous with sport and the creative arts.

Mr Kennedy said creativity and sports play integral roles in the overall education of young people and the experience of performing on stage will give the children longlasting, positive memories. He praised all of the children for the manner with which they approached the show and thanked their teachers, parents and guardians for their support.

Enniscorthy Guardian