Intercultural Day at Scoil Chormaic CNS in Balbriggan

May 17, 2017 0

There was great excitement at Scoil Chormaic CNS recently as annual Intercultural Day celebrations got underway. This yearly event sees the children present performances based on a country they have been learning about with their class teachers. With over 50 nationalities represented at Scoil Chormaic CNS, the children, and their teachers, had plenty of countries to choose from! The countries showcased at this year’s Intercultural Show included: Ireland, Poland, Greece, Albania, Spain, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Peru, to name but a few.

The time and preparation which went into perfecting the singing and dancing routines was evident for all in attendance to see and enjoy, which included the chiscoil_chormaicldren’s parents and extended families. Particular mention must be given to the two wonderful fourth class children who presented the show excellently. The children were also very excited to have the first year students from Bremore Educate Together Secondary School come to see the show. The school hall was awash with colour as the children’s beautiful presentations on their chosen countries adorned the walls. Many children and parents also wore traditional dress which added to the splendour of the occasion.

School Principal, Ms. Deirdre Corcoran, introduced the show, welcoming all and extending a special thanks to the Scoil Chormaic Parent Association and Parent Volunteer Group who have worked tirelessly in recent week preparing props and costumes, and who were also on hand providing refreshments on the day.  The newly-elected Student Council, who received their certificates onstage, were kept busy welcoming guests and helping the younger children and their teachers.

Following the show, the children returned to their classrooms to have their pictures taken with their proud parents. They also had the opportunity to samples dishes from many different countries before heading back to the hall for the school disco!

After a very successful Intercultural Day, the children are now looking forward to Active Week at the end of June, when they will participate in many different activities including a football blitz, Yoga, Zumba dancing, as well as many other traditional sports day events.