5th Class entered the Feis Maitiú once again this year, daring to hope they might match the achievement of last year's 5th class who took the trophy in their category.
Under the direction and staging genius of Laura Odorici, they performed two poems in the choral speaking category for their age. The set poem was 'Cat' by Eleanor Farjeon and they chose the poem 'Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou.
They were up against very stiff competition from two other schools and, just before the judgement was announced, the tension was almost unbearable. We were shocked and thrilled when the judge declared SMJS the winner.
The girls will perform the programme again for Music Morning in May so that everyone will have the opportunity to see it.