Pupils of Scoil Na Croise Naofa, Dunfanaghy had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in Belfast’s SSE Arena last weekend.
Just a month after the school won the title of ‘Donegal’s Best Sports School’, they were achieving again on the stage at ‘Peace Proms 2023’ on Sunday.
The boys and girls in this two-teacher school showed dedication, commitment and enthusiasm in practicing and preparing for the big concert. The children travelled to Belfast and joined forces with 3,500 other pupils to form the Peace Prom performance, singing alongside the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. They performed songs such as Hall of Fame, I’m a Believer, Symphony, as it was, a Dance Medley and a Pop Medley.
As well as learning the songs, they also learned dance moves and even sign language to accompany some of the songs. ‘It was an outstanding performance and we are incredibly proud of all the fantastic boys and girls in our school’ added Mary O Donnell, acting principal in Scoil Na Croise Naofa.
‘Well done to all the boys and girls and their teachers, Múinteoir Mary O Donnell, Múinteoir Kathryn Ní Baoil, Múinteoir Sinead Ní Dhomhnaill, Múinteoir Joanna Mc Glynn and Múinteoir Siobhan Brennan. Scoil Na Croise Naofa might be a small school, but they are certainly hitting the national headlines for their sport achievements and their music enthuastics this year. Well Done!’