Last Saturday, 7th of May, our 5th class pupils took to the stage in The Helix to participate in the Peace Proms Concert. Our 5th class pupils began their Peace Proms journey back in October 2021 when they began to learn a large repertoire of songs with the help of their class teachers, Ms. O’ Malley, Mr. Phelan and Mr. Thorpe. These included a Pop Medley, Dance Medley, Proud by Heather Small and Heroes by Alesso to name but a few. The children also  learned choreography to accompany many of these songs along with sign language for the song ‘What the World Needs Now’  The children joined forces with 10 other schools from across the country to form the Dublin Peace Choir and sung alongside the Cross Boarder Orchestra of Ireland, conducted by music maestro Greg Beradsell. When the children were not performing they got to sit back and enjoy wonderful performances from the CBOI orchestra, soloist Lauren Murphy and dance groups. The children performed incredibly on the day and all the hard work they put in all year was clear to see. They represented our school so well and we are all very proud of them.

Here is what some of the children thought of the experience;

Peace Proms was a great experience and I will never forget it. Just seeing the Irish dancers, Lauren Murphy and Greg was so exciting and when we did the singing and dancing I couldn’t believe how good it was. Just the experience was great and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

By Lynn Murray

When I first arrived at the Helix I was really nervous but once we started rehearsal I was really excited and had no worries at all. I enjoyed every moment of Peace Proms 2022. But my favourite part was seeing the smiles on everyone’s face! When the show/concert ended I was really sad that it had to end. It was one of the best days ever!

By Sarah Byrne

 I loved it! It was fun, interesting and exciting. The way Greg (the conductor) was funny is amazing. I would recommend it to children who enjoy singing, dancing and even people who don’t! Peace Proms was great!!

By Adam Zdybik