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Students from Victoria College were praised in their recent performance at the Waterfront Hall

Students from Victoria College were praised in their recent performance at the Waterfront Hall

Students from Victoria College were praised in their recent performance at the Waterfront Hall

Talented female performers from Victoria College wowed a packed audience at the Waterfront Hall with their choreography skills in their hit production ‘Here come the girls.’

Their outstanding performance on Tuesday May 11, formed part of an evening’s celebration event to mark the end of their year long inter-community collaboration project called ‘Partnerships Through Performance’.

The project is organised by St Louise’s Specialist College in West Belfast.

Ita McVeigh,Performance Tutor from St Louise’s who manages the project said: “The night was a tremendous success, everyone did so well.

“This is our third year working with Victoria College and it has been a great journey. It’s a project that works and enriches their curriculum. This year we worked with four primary schools, two post pri

mary schools, two colleges and one community partnership —working with adults with learning difficulties towards an entry level qualification in performance skills. “

“In feedback we have received, pupils are telling us of how they have made many new friendships with other young people with whom they would otherwise have little or no contact.

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“It really has bridged a gap in young people getting to know others from a different cultural or social background. A lot of the girls tell me although they don’t meet up together where they live, they would instead head into the city centre as they feel it’s neutral ground.”

“We are a society still coming to terms with years of living apart but through the resources provided by SEP and the energies and commitment of our young people and their teachers, we have begun the journey towards creating new links through educational partnerships.”

The project has been funded through Atlantic Philanthropists and the International Fund for Ireland — which support shared education to help develop a shared vision in Northern Ireland.


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