Each year our TY students have the option of competing in the National Transition Year Drama Festival in the Briery Gap Macroom. Due to the welcome return of our School Musical we did not submit an entry for 2022/23.
Participation in the Drama festival encourages students to develop an appreciation for the performing arts while discovering their own individual creative gifts and strengths. They have an opportunity to be adventurous in all aspects and disciplines of drama and stage performance, i.e. organising, acting, lighting, set design, costuming, make-up and most of all, team work.
In keeping with the philosophy of TY and Secondary School programming these festivals are a learning-led rather than exam-driven venture.
Mr. Richie Hayes is the co-operating teacher for TY Drama.