The performing arts are an integral part of our school life. Our specialist drama teacher Stephen Acton takes all classes on a weekly basis. Stephen has a wealth of experience working with children as a drama tutor. He has directed and choreographed many shows for the Avonmore and Gorey Musical Societies and he has also directed performances for Wexford Light Opera Society.
One of the highlights of our school year is our annual Christmas Play where all our pupils get the opportunity to perform for their families in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere. This is a lovely way to start off the festive season.
At the end of each school year, the children from second class upwards enter the annual School Talent Show. Here they are given the opportunity to showcase any of their many talents. An external adjudicator gives the children very positive and helpful comments at the end of the evening.
We also enter the Arklow Musical Festival where we have an exceptionally high success rate, winning awards for Verse Speaking, Monologues, Duologues and Drama Competitions.
Every year a group of children is invited to attend the AIJS Drama workshop which they thoroughly enjoy. We also participate in the AIJS Music Festival where the children are exposed to an array of musical performances.
Exposure to the performing arts promotes self-esteem, self-confidence, resilience and imagination.