Killarney Community College excels at the Kerry Education and Training board 1916 commemoration and competitions event on Tuesday April 12th in the Rose hotel, Tralee.
Over 250 students from all areas of Kerry competed in the day long event where students performed in parallel performances. The event was co hosted by Kerry Music Education Partnership, a music initiative led by Kerry ETB, in partnership with Kerry County Council, The Institute Of Technology Tralee, Ealain na Gaelteachta Teo and Kerry Diocesan Youth Service.
Students presented their original work in creative writing, public speaking, film, music composition, drama, poetry and visual art. Categories were judged by a panel of experts, who awarded prizes at junior and senior level. Killarney community college excelled winning a number of the categories.
In the Art Junior category,Painting Killarney Community College: Esel Acun (first) Roisin Wall (second).
In the Senior Category: Drawing : First place: Jacob Bogaslaw
Painting :Joint second place: Emma Jane Keenan and Francesca Baro
Public Speaking : Junior: Natalia Skiba (First place)
Senior : Ross Brennan( First place)
Poetry: Junior Kimberley O Brien ( First place)
Music Composition Junior : Breda and Sean Kelliher ( first place)
The afternoon event comprised a celebration of 2016 through performances in music and the Arts by students from the eight Kerry ETB schools.
Colm Mc Evoy CEO of Kerry ETB, closed the event emphasizing that “this is an extraordinary time for students in the history of the Irish state. The 1916 commemoration has provided an opportunity for our students to become immersed in Irish history in a way that will probably not happen for another 100 years. Our teachers and students have embraced this experience with enthusiasm, creativity and passion.”
In September, Kerry ETB will host the ETBI national conference in Killarney. Killarney Community College was one of the winning acts that has been chosen to perform in front of a national audience of representatives from across the country.