Friday, 14 March 2014

Lollipop Day

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Last Friday we were all invited into Town to fund raise for the esophageal cancer Fund by selling Heart shaped lollipops and pins. In school before we left we each got a top and a cap to wear when fundraising. I paired up with Eilís and we stood at the beginning of Grafton Street. We shook the buckets and shouted different things like "Support the OCF", "Support lollipop day buy buying a lollipop" or "Buy a lollipop for 2 euro to support lollipop day" and these seemed to work very well as loads of people bought lollipops and pins off us we even had to refill the box because we ran out. 

And of course when in town we went for lunch in McDonalds, since we hadn't had anything since breakfast we devoured our food in 10 minutes we were starving! Then we returned home after all our hard work but it was worth doing for charity!

The Musical

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It's been about two weeks since the musical and school has returned to normal after all the excitement. Aoibheann, Niamh and I were dressers for the main cast and Eilís and Rebecca G were dressers for the boys. It was difficult during the dress rehearsal trying to get a hang of things at the beginning  which made me nervous for the opening night.

At six I returned to Gaa to help in preparing for the show, and the show began... Lauren didn't have any changes for act 1 so I had an easy enough job but I helped in changing Roisin when needed. Act two was when Lauren had to change in nearly every scene which way mayhem but we got through it and improved each night. The final night went on without a hitch we was a brilliant thing to experience and had so much fun in the process! Here's a few pictures from the show.

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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Percussion Workshop

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Today in school we got the whole day off for a percussion workshop lead by David from Jabba Jabba Jembe. When the bell rang we headed down to the library to start the session. Firstly we had to go out to his van and carry in a drum for each of us. 

To begin with we started with some simple techniques and we learned how to hit the drum properly. so we each had to hit the drum once and we continued in a chain and each time we started the chain we added another hit until we reached four. Next we done the same but with a mini drum roll.

When we came back after break we started again but this time we learned different rhythms and we stringed them together to make a song. I had two drums, such as the bigger two above, and controlled the bass line and I had a drum stick in each hand to hit the drum with. Then other people on different drums playing different beats and they all melded together to form a song. Ms.L recorded it so I'll put the video up later. We took a little break from playing the drums to watch part of a documentary Bob Geldof made about life in Africa, it shows the unique economic system they have and how certain laws prevent it from progressing.

After lunch he showed us this video about rhythm, its put together brilliantly and well worth the watch. Then he showed us another video which showed us how to create different rhythms and we created another song. After all this it was time to pack up, we put the drums back in their bags and into the truck and fixed up the library. It was a brilliant and very enjoyable experience.

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