Some of our Transition Year students recently took onboard the organisation of a local talent competition fundraiser for funds for the school called ‘Pop Goes Primary’. This is a competition for primary school children from all the local schools. Each of us were assigned different jobs to do on the night and in preparation for the night. This was great experience for us as we undertook tasks that we hadn’t come across before such as operating the PA sound system, stage management, hosting etc.. The competition was held in the Plaza Ballroom Buncrana on the 27th of January 2017.
On the night we had 16 acts ranging from singing to drama to comedy to acting. Our judges on the night were Maeve Ward, the head of the music department in our school and the conductor of our very successful school choir. Shane Devlin, a qualified music teacher and part of a successful band, and Nicola Mc Laughlin, a drama teacher, fashion blogger, and owner of Buncranas very own clothing boutique on the Main street, The Sequin Cinderella. We had some help from teachers in the school in preparation for this event:- Ms. K. McGonagle, Mr S. Baldrick, Ms McBride, and of course Ms R. Grant the principal of our school. The night was a great success raising a lot of funds for our school.
We had entertainment from our very own students, Cara Mc Gonagle and the very successful Elite Dance Crew.
The judges had a very hard decision to make but came to the conclusion that Ali McGrory, a contemporary dance act should take 3rd place winning a voucher from local businesses, Heidi Gill ”an actress in the making” should take second place winning an amazon fire tablet, and Shannon Doherty, a singer who sang ‘popular’ from the very ‘popular’ musical ‘Wicked’ should take 1st place winning four tickets to ‘Picture This’ in Belfast. We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors for being so generous, Ursula McDaid for the use of the Plaza Ballroom and everyone for their support and generosity!
– By Cara McGonagle and Eva Friel.