Stage Debuts and Great Excitement at Muire Gan Smál



Acting Principal , Maura Browne reports on a week of great and creative activity at Muire Gan Smál. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Acting Principal , Maura Browne reports on a week of great and creative activity at Muire Gan Smál. ©Photograph: John Reidy

There was great excitement amongst the children of Muire Gan Smál Pres. Primary School, Castleisland recently ahead of the school’s annual Christmas Concert. The school was an absolute hub of activity all week with everyone eager to help out as a scene from this year’s favourite movie Frozen was re-created in the foyer ahead of the big night.

There was plenty of festive cheer on display as families were greeted by members of the parents’ association on arrival and they were on hand to provide refreshments throughout the night.

Ms O’Leary’s Junior Infants took to the stage first, amazing everyone with their adorable performance of Our First Nativity followed by Mrs Kearney’s class who performed Mary’s Knitting. Plenty of song and dance followed during Mrs O’Mahony’s class performance of Rumplelstiltskin and Ms Coffey’s class amazed in The Stars Come Out at Christmas.

Plenty of laughs were provided when Mrs Smith’s class took to the stage with their version of Snow White and The Seven Punks and then Ms Coffey returned with the show finale performed by her drama group of four to eight year olds who have been receiving speech and drama lessons since September. These classes are provided weekly and free of charge to Muire Gan Smál pupils and the group members were eager to show off all they had learned this term in a fantastic performance of The Littlest Christmas Tree.

The big raffle followed and fifteen fabulous hampers were won by various family members of the children and young Jessica Herbert was the lucky lady who went home with the big prize of the night, the Frozen set which included a fairy-tale castle and life-size figures of Frozen characters Elsa and Anna.

The concert was a huge success and the school would like to thank all those involved and extend an extra special word of thanks to all of the family members who came along to support us on the night. We are looking forward to next year’s show already.

The children will now turn their attention to their next big Christmas performance, carol singing at Garvey’s SuperValu here in Castleisland from 9.45am on Friday 19th December. Make sure to come along for another festive performance to get us all in the mood for Christmas.