As this very unique term draws to an end, many students and staff will look back and reflect on what could have and should have been. In particular, the Transition Year students of BCS, will always remember the show that did not take to the stage in March 2020. Transition Year students were to take to the stage on the 25th and 26th of March, to perform their adaptation of the spectacular musical “Back to the 80’s”.
Students had put an incredible amount of work into this production. After an intense audition process, the Director, Mary, and Musical Director, Pat, had many tough decisions to make. In the end they put together an exceptional cast. Then began the task of turning amateur students into professional performers. The students hit the ground running with rehearsals in music, drama and dance with Tara, their very energetic and engaging choreographer. The show was filled with famous 80’s songs and dance moves that would have everyone, especially parents, bopping and singing along both nights of the performance.
Fabulous work had also been going on behind the scenes with a group of TY students working hard alongside the Art and Woodwork Department to create the backdrop and props for the stage that would have transformed BCS sports hall into an 80’s disco hall. The work of the students in the costumes department must also be noted, their ability to source multi-coloured clothes, headbands and legwarmers so everyone would look “outrageously eighties” on the night must be commended.
While there was still a little bit of work to do, it is safe to say that “Electric 80’s” was going to be one amazing show. While Electric 80’s may not have taken to the stage before Easter, please find comfort in the knowledge that your peers, staff and parents in BCS are extremely proud of each and every one of you. We are exceptionally lucky to have such talented, enthusiastic and charismatic students in our school. Furthermore, we are incredibly fortunate to have such brave students in our school, seeing you step outside of your comfort zones and dive head first into acting, singing and dancing was inspiring. Your bravery should act as a lesson to us all, that we should all challenge ourselves and step outside our comfort zones every once in a while.
Congratulations to some of our Transition year students who won awards at the UCC MPT awards on Wednesday. The School of Computer Science and INformation Technology at University College Cork runs a variety of outreach programs aimed at primary and secondary schools from the Munster area, called “Munster Programming Training”.
David Selmeczy won third prize in the the programming competition – 171 marks out of 180. David Brett was not too far behind and David also won third prize in the Website Design competition – again another major achievement. The last part of the course involved the students working in groups to make a short film and John Cotter and Peter Klys took first prize here,
Hieu Power won double gold at ONAKAI Karate Ireland national karate championships in Dublin on Sunday. Hieu is training very hard in pursuit of his dream of representing Ireland in the Paris Olympics in 2024 and is part of the emerging talent programme based in UCC.