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St Mary's Primary School Banbridge

Festival Fever Strikes at St Mary's!

15th Nov 2019

St Mary's had over 100 children participating at individual or group level, in the annual Speech and Drama Festival, in the Belmont Hotel. The Principal and staff of our school are so very proud of all the boys and girls involved in this significant public speaking event. The standard is exceptionally high. Many of our pupils won medals and certificates of achievements, in their individual classes. Well done to each and every one of you.

Kathy Colgan, our Speech and Drama teacher, entered a group of children, to represent our school in the group class, Dramatisation of a Poem, “Her Majesty’s Bounty.” The children achieved The Festival Cup for obtaining the highest score of the festival, for their interpretation of this poem. The judges were so impressed with this performance, that the children were presented with a Golden ticket and invited to perform it again as one of the Festival Highlights, in the Battle of the Champions. On this evening the children won the audience vote and were presented with a shield and a bursary of £100.

More impressive silverware for our wee school!! We are so excited to be able to show off this collection to our school community.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Kathy Colgan and Derval Rea, for their passion and dedication, and instilling a love of Drama in our pupils. We know that we are very privileged to be able to avail of their talent and expertise.