As part of the Transition Year programme, students have been offered the opportunity to flex their artistic as well as their dramatic skills by taking part in the Street Theatre and Performance option. Students collaboratively choose an international issue of significance, often with an ecological slant. This is the basis of a large scale research project that is translated into a street performance. Under the tutelage of the Art Department and experts in the field, students learn all the skills of constructing very impressive large scale models and stunning costumes to bring awareness of their issue to the streets, often in parades.
They have tackled the worrying issue of reducing bee numbers in a fantastically theatrical display in Herbertstown St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2014.