St.Vincent’s school annual talent and fashion show was held last Friday night in the multipurpose centre in DKIT.
The aptly named ‘Fashionably Talented’ is undoubtedly one of the highlights on the school calender for both students and parents and this year was a particularly special year as they celebrated their 10th Anniversary.
Following months of hard work, rehearsals and organisation almost 400 students took part in the show, with a huge variety of talent acts including first and second year class acts, dance acts and individual singers and musicians as well as the hugely creative fashion show which saw an incredible 36 costumes on display, made entirely by Transition Year students.
The Individual winner of the Talent show was outstanding singer Paige Kevitt, while energetic dance troupe Kasey, Jo-Jo & Kerri took second place and talented sisters Kelly and Shauna came third. In the highly contested Class Acts category 1 Yeats were thrilled with their first place, while 1 Heaney came second and 1 Mac Cuarta were highly commended.
Art teacher Carmel Clyne explained ‘ Transition Year students have been working in groups since the beginning of the year to bring their ideas and designs to fruition.
‘ The girls have been working tirelessly to gather materials, learning a variety of techniques including construction, weaving, decorating and styling along the way.’ Alongside fellow Art teachers Leanne Mullen and Caoimhe Woods she is hoping some of the costumes will now make it through to the national competition Junk Kouture, where the Art Department has enjoyed great success over the last number of years.
The winner of the fashion award was the stunningly beautiful ‘Paper Pheonix’ modelled by Sarah Leddy. Second place went to “Venus Mytiloida’ worn by Emma Gartland and made entirely from mussel shells. Best Costume was awarded to Leah Watters and ‘Second Skin’, while Best Use of Materials went to Eve Morrissey and ‘Nespress Yourself ”.
Principal Deirdre Matthews wrapped up the hugely successful night, congratulating all of the teachers and students involved in organising the event.
Niamh Hearty, Anna Hughes, Jessica Lukie, Lauren Kirk and Eimear Hearty who took part in the St. Vincent’s Fashionably Talented show.
Niamh Matthews and Caoimhe Boyle who took part in the St. Vincent’s Fashionably Talented show.
Jennifer McManus who took part in the St. Vincent’s Fashionably Talented show.