Saturday 20 July 2019

Carnew primary school children amazed by trip to Italy

All Saints national school in Carnew has been chosen to showcase a song written by third, forth, fifth and six class students, and they will perform at the Festival of European Song by Children, which takes place in Trento, Italy in April next year.

The school were one of ten schools chosen out of 200 from across Italy and further afield.

The Carnew school and Saint George's RC Primary School of York, England were the only schools located outside of Italy chosen.

'This massive achievement for our small school, we are very excited and immensely proud,' said teacher and acting principal Aoife Kenny.

Aoife helped her classes to put together the song entitled 'Working together' and the song is in favour of mutual sharing, much like the ethos of the school.

The two teacher school is under the patronage of the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel and Ossory.

The students had their song go through a round of judging from educators, journalists and musicians.

The Italian Festival della Canzone Europea dei Bambini, will see all of the ten winning songs sung by the choir Piccole Colonne di Trento, and, every school will perform live, with gesture and dancing, to the song made from their contribution.

Each school will perform with their own created costumes, based on their text's song.

'The contest is to get school children to approach the music world in a creative way, to make new songs for the childhood world,' the organisers said.

The organisers continued that the competition is to enhance communication and build an inter cultural dialogue.

Gorey Guardian