STUDENTS and staff from the Holy Family Senior Primary School in Portlaoise performed a tremendous night of entertainment and in the process raised awareness around mental health.
The event took place in the Nano Nagle Hall on Friday 6 March, when the school launched it’s Tomorrow’s a new day CD. It costs €5 and the money raised will help to support the work of Teac Tom, the service that provides counselling and support to adults, children and groups that have been bereaved by suicide.
The CD includes songs from every class in the school as well as from many of the staff and highlights the importance of promoting positive mental health.
Some of the teaching staff who perform on the CD include Cathal Scarry, Fiona O’Reilly, Lillian Copley, Billy O’Brien, Mark Downey and Louise Brennan. Students from all the classes in the school also feature on the CD. Unfortunately there was not enough room in the Nano Nagle Hall to cater for all the performing pupils on the launch night so two classes from each of the school years performed and showed off all their immense talent.
Work on Tomorrow’s a new day began last year, when the school community chose songs with a positive message to promote positive mental health. All classes and staff took on the task with gusto and began rehearing their songs, which included smash hits such as Forget me knots, After all, In darkness, Quick sand, Feel it again and Star star.
The tracks were finally laid down and the CD went to press in January and launched at a spectacular gala performance night last week to rave reviews.
The CD is now on sale from the school.