A Night to Remember at Schools’ Talent Show 2018

On Tuesday night, January 23rd the students of St. Patrick’s Secondary School and Presentation Secondary School entertained a packed St. John’s Hall.

For almost three hours the audience was treated to a mix of music, song, dance and comedy.

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

Time and Energy

Principals of both schools praised the involvement and investment of time and energy by their teachers and students in the production.

Presentation Secondary School Principal, Katherina Broderick said the the annual talent show is very much part of the calendar of events at the school.

“Our Talent show was a joint initiative between both Presentation and St Patrick’s secondary schools, and is always pat of the annual calendar.

A Fantastic Job

“Ms. Laurent from Presentation and Ms. Hally from St. Patrick’s did a fantastic job coordinating together to produce a fantastic showcase of the talent from both schools, including; music, dramatics, script writing, story telling and dance,” said Ms. Broderick.

“Students from both schools volunteered to participate not only to showcase their talents on stage but also behind the scenes, where they worked together in teams, using their organisational and leadership skills in stage management, lighting and production and so on.

A Holistic Programme

“In both schools we highly value the importance of celebrating all the talents our students have to offer and we believe that it is part of a holistic programme of education,” she said.

The annual celebration of co-ordination, co-operation and talent was also praised and welcomed by St. Patrick’s Principal, Denis O’Donovan.

Cultivated and Nurtured

“It gives us great pleasure to see our students on stage and enjoying themselves and having fun.

The stage is a wonderful classroom where confidence and belief can be cultivated and nurtured and where imagination and creativity can be expressed,” said Mr. O’Donovan.

“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.

A Wonderful Experience

“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.

Huge Credit Due

“There is huge credit due to teachers, parents and the students for all the preparation and rehearsals. I must compliment highly everyone involved for the interest and commitment they have given over the last number of weeks which culminated in a wonderful night’s entertainment.

“Well done to all involved and a big thank you to everyone who came and supported us on the night,” Mr. O’Donovan concluded.


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