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18th December 2017 saw a day of excitement, entertainment, enthusiasm and most importantly, enjoyment. The Irish Department hosted their annual Year Eight Scór na Nollag; a celebration of craft, music, dance, drama and quiz.

In the run up to the big day, the energetic and enthusiastic Year Eight classes made a fantastic contribution in their thorough in-class preparations. Songs were learned off by heart, creative and inspired Christmas cards were produced and dances were practised to perfection.

To start off the morning’s proceedings, an all-encompassing quiz tested our Year Eight pupils, who rose to the task and answered the challenging questions laid before them. Additionally, the pre-submitted Christmas cards were judged on adherence to the guidelines, creativity and originality. This session came to an end with a fun-filled sing along to ‘Rudolf an fia rua’ and ‘Bualadh Bos’.

In the afternoon each class courageously took to the floor and performed their class song. This was followed by the smaller group acts; with instrument playing and Irish dancing being enjoyed by all.
Each class accumulated marks from all events and prizes were awarded accordingly. Results were as follows:

Inter class song:  8D
Inter class act:  Minnie Dihmis 8E on the Harp
Quiz: 8A in first place, 8C in second and 8G in 3rd place.
Three pupils from each class were also presented with prizes for their Christmas card designs.

Irish Department members Bean Uí Dhoinn and Iníon Mhic Alastair thanked all Year Eight pupils, who prepared and participated with fervent animation. Hearty congratulations were extended on behalf of the Irish Department to the winners of each section and particularly to the overall Scór winners; 8D.