Transition Year students at Grennan College are organising a Rithim N’ Blink is a concert, which will be held on December 6 in Thomastown.
As well as being a fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society (Pink October and Blue September) the concert is running in conjunction with the national BEO competition for secondary schools. Beo also aims to get young people interested in music by asking them to plan and hold a concert within their own community. Students are in charge of every aspect of planning and organisation.
Our school decided to enter this year as we thought it would be a brilliant opportunity to organise a concert in our locality featuring local up and coming new bands. A requirement for the competition is to choose a social conscience.
We decided to focus on the the Irish Cancer society. The charity does such important work and is a big part of many people’s lives.
So far, Grennan College TY has raised €426 for the Irish Cancer Society, between a cake sale, and a ‘Blink Day’ where the students dressed up in pink or blue. A sponsored cycle is also planned.
The acts that are performing at BEO include Neon Wolf, The Scenes, RNA, Beautiful Corruption, and Fern Van Rooyen. With two of them being from our own school and the others from the around the county, we certainly have great representation for local talent.
Our concert is being held on December 6 in the Concert Hall, Thomastown, and tickets are being sold in the school during the week at €4 and on the night at €6. Bookings can also be made through Facebook page Rithim N Blink- Grennan College Music.