Music and Drama at Ballyhea NS

Music and Drama

Music plays a big part of life in Ballyhea N.S. and we are very proud of our musical tradition. The teaching of music comprises three strands: listening & responding, performing and composing.

All classes from 1st to 6th are taught to play the tin whistle and are very accomplished players by the time they leave the school. The children perform at many events such as the First Holy Communion, Confirmation and School Concerts.

Drama has always occupied a special place in our school. We are lucky to now have the new hall and stage, where we will be able to have regular concerts. Drama is also integrated into subjects such as English, SESE and Irish by making up scripts, performing poems, becoming a character in a story etc.