Pupils and teachers from Loughfouder National School had, quite literally, dramatic reasons for celebrations recently.
They won an All-Ireland Best Set Award for their play The Yank Returns at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin at the Student Theatre Awards Ceremony.
The Loughfouder NS team was nominated for the award along with three other primary schools in Ireland.
Surprise and Delight
The senior classes along, with the teachers, travelled to the awards ceremony on May 17th.
“There was great surprise and delight as our school name was called out as winner of the Best Set Award for The Yank Returns,” said Principal Elizabeth Lane.
“We staged the play in Knocknagoshel Community Centre at Christmas and the set was designed by our teacher Ms. Emer O Shea.
Giftcard, Trophy and Expenses
“We received a €500 One for All Giftcard for the school as a prize along with the trophy and our travel expenses.
“It was a fantastic achievement for a small school of just 33 pupils. It brings to a close one of the school’s most successful years to date,” said Ms. Lane.
Trip to Croke Park
Loughfouder NS won its first Cumann na mBunscol county title this year and this was followed by a Cumann Na mBunscol School of the Year Award and a trip to Croke Park to pick up that award.
The school has also been recently awarded its sixth Green Flag along with another Discover Primary Science Plaque of STEM Excellence.
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