All aboard for 'School Tour' drama

Kevin Hughes

THE Transition Year students of Coláiste Na Sceilge are busy putting the final touches to their forthcoming play this week, 'School Tour', a quirky tale of students who cause chaos on a day out from school.

Busy is certainly the operative word and up to 30 transition year students on board have managed to fit in two weeks of work experience whilst continuing to practice their lines.

"They are a committed bunch and credit is due to the hard work put in by all involved," director and teacher Shane O'Neill said.

"In addition to rehearsals in school, they have given up several evenings to get things right and continued during their recent work experience," he added.

The play tells the story of Mrs Kay who takes her 'progress' class on a school tour to a castle and makes a few interesting stops along the way. Keeping an eye out on behalf of the school principal, Mr Briggs is not at all pleased with the stops. Of course, things don't go according to plan as the students become disruptive and create chaos as the day unfolds.

Students and staff have also been busy working behind the scenes helping to get the set ship-shape and woodwork teacher Shane has been joined by fellow woodwork teacher Liam McGill and art teacher Majella O'Sullivan.

"We normally get a good response from the public for performances and we would urge everyone to come along for another quality evening of entertainment," Shane added.

'School Tour' will be staged on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7 in Coláiste na Sceilge, with curtain up nightly at 8pm. Admission is €10 for adults and €7 for students and OAPs.


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