Pres & Pats Showcase Talent Show Extravaganza

January 24, 2019
Pierce Dargan

On Thursday 24th January students of St. Patrick’s Secondary School and Presentation Secondary School entertained a packed St. John’s Hall for almost three hours with music, song, dance and comedy.

Wonderful Talent Praised

All present praised the wonderful talent in both schools and the excellent night’s entertainment that was provided.

“It gives us great pleasure to see our students on stage and enjoying themselves and having fun,” said St. Patrick’s Principal Denis O’Donovan.

“The stage is a wonderful classroom where confidence and belief can be cultivated and nurtured and where imagination and creativity can be expressed.

Keeping Traditions Alive

“It is very important that we keep alive the traditions of music, song, dance and drama, traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation.

“Being part of this production has been a wonderful experience for all the students, one which will contribute greatly to positive character formation and it has been an opportunity to develop friendships and make new friends.

Variety in Abundance

The students promised variety in abundance and they didn’t disappoint. There were stellar performances from solo singers: Micheal Nix, Tony Horgan, April O’Connor, Alannah O’Leary, Siobhan Brosnan and Sarah Keating.

The first year girls even performed a very charming French song Tous les Garcons and the first year boys followed on with a powerful recitation of Roald Dahl’s popular poem, The Television Set.

Filled with Laughter

Kelly Ann Nix and Caitlin Curtin recited the hilarious tales of The Blacksmith and Peg the Damsel and students from both schools filled the hall further with laughter as they performed many comical sketches, featuring moments of Marty Morrissey; the O’Donovan brothers; The Young Offenders and even an appearance from Fr. Ted.

Principals’ Thanks to All

The show came to a close with all students returning to the stage to sing out Coldplay’s Head up High.

Principals Katherina Broderick and Denis O’Donovan thanked all the students and teachers involved for making the sell out show a resounding success.

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