The talented Bluestack Choir impressed on the stage of Knocknarea Arena last weekend at the Beyond Limits event for children with disabilities and their families.
The choir performed a series of hits to a crowd of over 300 people, including the Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon.
The Bluestack Choir is a fully-inclusive choir that celebrates all abilities through music. It is made up of young people who attend the Bluestack Foundation in Donegal Town and who love to express themselves through song, dance and Lámh Sign.
Beyond Limits took place at ATU Sligo on Saturday 1st October as a positive event to recognise the abilities and the interests of children with disabilities. It gives young people the opportunity to hear from children of all abilities and from adults who have faced similar challenges to them.
Beyond Limits was presented by disability ambassador and TV personality, Paddy Smyth and featured a performance by country music star Derek Ryan.
Children who came to Beyond Limits had the chance to try out lots of activities – rugby, soccer, GAA, yoga, music, drama, table tennis, gymnastics, arts, crafts and gaming.
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon said: “We loved bringing this wonderful event to the North West. Beyond Limits is all about empowering and inspiring children and young people with disabilities, and also showing how an inclusive and accessible event like this is not only possible- but can offer so much fun and possibility for all involved.
“Children with disabilities are not included or featured enough in society in general. Beyond Limits is about hearing their voices and showcasing their personalities.”