THE corridors and halls of Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh came alive with colour and festive spirit this week as pupils put their talent on display for the Annual Christmas Concert.
For weeks, the children, guided by their teachers and music co-ordinator Triona Daly, had been rehearsing for the much anticipated concerts which took place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with daytime performances for appreciative school colleagues, while family and friends attended at night.
Ms Burke’s Junior Infants’ ‘Our Christmas Show’ combined music and dance to illustrate the ways we prepare for Christmas in our homes and community.
Ms Sheehan’s Juniors’ Nursery Rhyme Nativity told The Story of Christmas using traditional rhyme and melodies.
Ms O’Carroll’s 1st class entertained all with “The Grinch joins Austin Stacks” – a heart warming tale of a community thrown into turmoil by the arrival of an unlikeable character.
Aileen Griffin’s Senior Infants took to the stage with “Our Wonderful World”, a delightful mix of narration song and movement exploring the wonders of creation.
Mrs O Donoghue’s junior infants class delighted audiences with a creative exploration of “The Four Seasons”.
Ms Emma Sugrue’s Senior Infants had fun with “Whoops A Daisy Angel”, a play about a messy, untidy , clumsy angel who never gets to do any important jobs.
Mrs Meehans first class presented their dramatic production of “Elves on Strike”. Ms Curtin’s 5th class had a lively all-singing, all-dancing show called “The Sweetest Thing”, featuring Mrs Claus who has a major problem to solve.
Mrs Kennedy’s 3rd class presented their version of The Jungle Book, while Joe Mc Mahon and Catherine Ryan’s Fourth Class production of “The True Meaning of Christmas was a thought-provoking show which drew attention to the importance of love and family at Christmas.
Mr Brosnan’s 5th class presented Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a play inspired by Roald Dahl’s Book of Revolting Rhymes and Mrs Meehan’s traditional musicians entertained audiences with a set that ranged from nursery rhymes to polkas and hornpipes.
Hundreds attended the shows over the three days and it showed the vast talent of the children in Scoil Eoin as well as getting everyone in the mood for Christmas. Scroll down for photos…