Con­cert raises €1,000 for St Cather­ine’s

Bray People - - NEWS -

WICK­LOW Male Voice Choir and the Florida State Univer­sity Singers raised al­most €1,000 at their re­cent Grey­stones con­cert to raise money for St Cather­ine’s day care ser­vice.

Chair­man of the choir, Noel Ger­aghty said the event held in St. Pa­trick’s Church, was well at­tended.

The 40-strong male voice choir was un­der the ba­ton of An­thony Nor­ton who stepped in for Mu­si­cal Direc­tor Bernard Geary who was in­dis­posed on the night.

The vis­it­ing Florida State Univer­sity Singers were con­ducted by Dr. Kevin Fen­ton Pro­fes­sor of choral con­duct­ing at Florida State Univer­sity.

Each choir sang ten num­bers, in­clud­ing old favourites such as ‘Noth­ing like a dame’, ‘I dreamed a dream,’ and pop­u­lar Ir­ish med­ley ‘ The Part­ing Glass’. EN­NISKERRY stu­dents from St. Mary’s & St. Ger­ard’s NS won a top award at Tech Week 2016 in the RDS re­cently.

The En­niskerry pupils won the award for Ju­nior In­fants to First Class School Cat­e­gory for their project ‘Plant­ing a Seed’ at the Tech Week Scratch Fi­nal on Thurs­day 28 April . The win­ners were se­lected from among 800 en­tries na­tion­wide and judged to be the best in their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories. Scratch is a vis­ual pro­gram­ming lan­guage that makes it easy for young peo­ple to cre­ate their own in­ter­ac­tive sto­ries, an­i­ma­tions, games, mu­sic, and art – and share their cre­ations on the web. Us­ing Scratch al­lows stu­dents to de­velop cre­ative and crit­i­cal think­ing, prob­lem-solv­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills as they work col­lab­o­ra­tively or in­di­vid­u­ally on Scratch projects. Tech Week 2016, which is or­gan­ised by the Ir­ish Com­puter So­ci­ety, in­volved over 90,000 pri­mary and post-pri­mary pupils all over Ire­land in a huge range of fun ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing CAD, cod­ing and ro­bot­ics.

The Wick­low Male Voice Choir per­form­ing at St Pa­trick’s Church, Grey­stones, last week.

El­lie Con­lon from St. Mary’s and St Ger­ard’s NS col­lect­ing the award in the Ju­nior In­fants to First Class (School Cat­e­gory) for their project ‘Plant­ing a Seed’.

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