After weeks of twisting arms, teaching dance steps and securing video footage, students from St Louis Community School can be incredibly proud after getting the entire town involved in the Jerusalema challenge.
Teachers, the local clergy, the GAA club, and well known business people all put their best foot forward and joined in the dance to “lift spirits in the community in difficult times” and “showcase our locality and our businesses ahead of reopening after many long months”.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel and hope in our hearts,” said teachers Ms O’Hora and Ms Hopkins who initiated the challenge.
They were full of praise for the Transition Year students who “worked tirelessly behind the scenes” to bring the production to fruition.
“Thank you to Rachel Byrne, Rachel Ward, and Katie Brennan for embracing the challenge and for all the hard work in its production. Their patience, dedication, and enthusiasm throughout were admirable.”
The students ensured all the groups Kiltimagh is known for were involved. Cill Aodáin Choral Society, Race to Glory contestants, Kiltimagh Giants basketball team, staff from West A Wake Eggs, Genfitt and Gilmartin’s were among those showing off their moves and all of the town’s major landmarks were included.
“We hope people enjoy this production as much as we enjoyed making it. We hope it is a lovely reminder to everyone of all that Kiltimagh has to offer, the value of living in a small, close-knit community, and the beauty of our locality. We hope it gives a lift to all our loved ones living abroad who have missed and are missing family and friends at home. And finally, ahead of this Bank Holiday weekend, we hope it brings a smile to your face in what has been a very challenging year for all. And remember when it rains it pours but soon the sun shines again.”
The venture is not a fundraiser in the monetary sense but organisers have asked people to share it on social media and reach the town’s diaspora all over the world.
You can click the link below to view Jerusalema Challenge Kiltimagh 2021.