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Budding young actors and actresses from Cox’s Demesne After School Groups

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Budding young actors and actresses from Cox’s Demesne After School Groups showed off their acting skills in a highly entertaining performance of ‘Finding Cinderella’ at An Tain Theatre, Dundalk last night (Wednesday, 23rd October 2013). 

IFI_Finding_Cinderella_003The play was the culmination of  a six month project funded by the International Fund for Ireland, where 30 young people aged 6-13 years attended drama workshops designed to help increase understanding and tolerance and to promote self-confidence and self-expression. 

 

The project used the medium of drama to explore the themes of diversity, bullying, dealing with conflict and dealing with difference.  In addition to acting, the participants were also directly involved in the writing and designing of the production staged in An Tain Theatre.  The project was delivered by Cox’s Demesne Youth & Community Project in partnership with the Redeemer Boys & Girls Primary Schools.

 

Speaking at the event, Clodagh O’Mahony, Manager, Cox’s Demesne Youth Community Project said:  “Cox’s Demesne After School Service is very grateful for the funding received from the International Fund for Ireland for our drama project.  Months of drama workshops culminated in the showing in Dundalk Town Hall on Wednesday the 23rd of October of our play ‘Finding Cinderella’.  There was great excitement for the children as the day of the play drew near and it was a marvellous experience for them to be starring in An Tain Theatre in the Town Hall.  It was a great night.  The children’s confidence and self-esteem was boosted and many new skills learned.  A big thank you to all involved, to the International Fund for Ireland, the parents and Redeemer Primary Schools for all their support and not forgetting Castletown Girls School and De La Salle Primary at which eight of the children attend, to Maeve Gormley our drama facilitator for her patience and drive, to Claire Duffy and the after school staff and last but not least our fantastic budding actors and actresses from the Cox’s Demesne After School Groups.”

 

 Congratulating the participants on their inspiring performance, Gwen Lanigan of the International Fund for Ireland said: “The International Fund for Ireland is proud to be associated with this initiative. We believe this imaginative project will have a very positive impact on the local community by encouraging understanding and relationship building. What better way to achieve this than by bringing pupils together in a spirit of collaboration and giving them the opportunity to know each other better and build new friendships”.  Ms Lannigan also expressed a collective thanks to the international donors who have supported the work of the International Fund for Ireland for more than twenty-five years: namely, the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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