The excitement is building.....
Look at the inspiration for the lovely costumes for our production of 39 Steps!
Sincere thanks to Ms Grier Gray and her Development Education class who inspired us to celebrate St. Valentine's Day in a Fair Trade way. There was great excitement as deliveries of beautiful roses and chocolates occurred throughout the classes.
It is National Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week and as part of our fundraising we are selling windmills in aid of Heart Children Ireland, a charity that support children and young adults with this condition. Each windmill cost €2 and these much need funds will be used to buy equipment, support children with Congenital Heart Disease and their families.
Thank you to Brian Byrne of A Kilcullen Diary for including the following piece on his blog.
A group of Cross & Passion College Transition Year students have visited an exhibition in Dublin on the life and works of Jonathan Swift.
The exhibition is being held in Pearse Street Library and commemorates the 350th anniversary of the famed writer's birth. It runs until 25 February.
Included in the exhibition is a first edition of Swift's most famous satirical work, Gulliver's Travels, published in London in 1726.
Other artefacts include a large vellum manuscript with Swift's signature, and copies of his Drapier's Letters and other pamphlets. There are also a number of contemporary engraved portraits of the writer.
Swift was born in Dublin in 1667 to English parents and educated in Kilkenny College and Trinity College Dublin. He lived at various times in England and Ireland, becoming very involved in political writing in that former country. This eventually forced him back to Ireland for political reasons, whereupon he became very involved in pro-Ireland causes. He died in Dublin in 1745 at the age of 77.
An engraved wooden block made in the shape of a book by CPC pupil Padraic Behan was presented to library staff to mark the students' visit to the exhibition.
We are delighted to be presenting 39 Steps by Alfred Hitchcock on 28th, 29th and 30th of March 2017 at 8pm in our school Assembly Hall. Tickets are €10 each and are available from the school. If you are interested in being a patron supporting our production please contact Glenda Groome at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Patron package includes, your name on the roll of honour in our programme, two reserved seats at a performance of your choice, a programme, tickets for the raffle all for €40.
Our students are working very hard to make the show a success including coming in at the weekends to prepare the stage!