Excitement levels were at an all time high last Tuesday as film and TV star Moe Dunford came to visit our school. Once the teachers had calmed down, Kelly and Tilly from 5th Class introduced the famous past pupil by recalling some of his work to date.
Retired teacher Mrs. Lee played a special role in proceedings as she showed Moe an old roll book from when he was in school. The boys and girls were impressed when they heard his attendance was super but a bit disappointed that Mrs. Lee had no “naughty stories” about him!
Mrs. Lee then presented Moe with a frame displaying pictures of him performing in a Christmas play back in 1994! The talent was obvious even then and it was captioned “From little acorns, mighty oaks grow”. Moe certainly epitomises that Presentation ethos.
One child representing each class asked Moe questions about his childhood and career to date. Moe was extremely generous with his time; and his answers and advice provided the children with a huge amount of food for thought.
We were delighted to use the opportunity to announce that drama workshops will begin shortly for children from 1st to 6th Class, facilitated by Mary Nagle. Moe was thrilled that all children from these classes will now have the opportunity to avail of drama classes in school and he is eager to return for our end of year show! We are very grateful and excited about that!
Moe’s visit was hugely inspiring for the pupils of St. Mary’s and hearing about the importance of perseverance when following ones dream will surely have an impact on their lives.
Huge thanks to Eugene in SGC who lent us some movie posters and displays to ensure Moe received a fitting tribute. Well done to all our boys and girls for their insightful questions and exemplary behaviour during Moe’s visit. Also thank you to Mrs. Lee for taking time to locate those photos which meant so much to Moe and for attending on the day. Last but not least, a huge thank you to Moe Dunford for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us and for being so kind, inspiring and honest with our children. We wish him continued success and look forward to seeing him again in the near future