Lights, camera, action – well not quite yet but if last night was anything to go by, this Lip Sync Battle may draw one of the biggest crowds ever seen.
More than one hundred people turned up in St Colman’s NS this evening as the Stradbally school launched their big fundraiser to develop their recently acquired playing pitch.
Back in 2016, a two-acre site was purchased at the side of the school thanks to funds donated by Electric Picnic orgainsers Festival Republic.
Last December, Laois County Councillors endorsed plans for 72 new houses on Church Avenue in Stradbally.
Developers lodged a planning application last May for 72 houses on a ten-acre site beside St Colmans, with plans including 40 new school car parking spaces and two new sports pitches for students.
Since then, local Damien McArdle carried out some work on the playing pitches to make them usable for the school children and they have begun playing on them at lunch time in recent weeks.
However, now the school wishes to develop their newly acquired facilities further and the Parent’s Council have decided to hold a Lip Sync Battle in order to raise funds.
They need to build a perimeter wall to separate the pitches from the proposed new housing estate while they also wish to develop an all-weather facility.
And according to vice-principal Sharon Carroll, the plan is to open up the facility to the whole community once it is completed.
And if the launch is anything to go by, the local community are certainly behind the idea.
Alf Harvey was in attendance at last night’s launch and he captured some brilliant pictures.
Check them out below:
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