Friday, 1 February 2013

Síocháin's trip to Briary Gap

 On Tuesday the 29th of January, class Síocháin alongside Ms.G headed off to their drama competition in Briary Gap, Mullingar. During religion class, we studied the Millenium Development Goals and our inspiration for our dramas sprung from these goals.
 My group did a play based on Homelessness. We raised awareness of the fact that anyone can become homeless. And that its not just an alcoholic who was made all the wrong choices in life. The other group did a play on war and how warfare can affect one mentally. We both put in tremendous efforts during practice, and it certainly paid off whilst we were performing on Tuesday.
After registration on Tuesday morning, we got the bus to Mullingar. The hour long journey flew by with singing and laughter on the bus. We were kindly welcomed by the staff at Briary Gap when we arrived there and we were assigned a dressing room to ourselves.
Once we got changed into our costumes, and did our makeup we were all set to start our last minute rehearsals. We weren't due to go on stage until one o'clock, which meant we had an hour to check out Mullingar town. We viewed the Joe Dolan statue, had time to get a bite to eat and also admired the fact that Mullingar town is the home town of Niall Horan from One Direction.
We were back to the centre in no time, and we had the opportunity to watch other schools perform their dramas. The standard was absolutely brilliant and we certainly had tough acts to follow. Despite nerves kicking in, everyone in both groups performed to the best of their ability and it was truly a success.
We will find out soon enough whether any of the groups got through to the final in Cork. Fingers crossed. Thanks to Ms.G for accompanying us on our trip.
I'm in the middle of making a video about our trip, it'll be ready soon. In the mean time, here are a few pictures from the trip....
Joe Dolan statue

Some last minute practice 

An other school performing their drama

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