Carrick College hosts ‘Young Americans’

Carrickfergus College recently played host to the 'Young Americans' performing arts group for the eighth time.'The school assembly hall was packed with the proud family and friends of the pupils involved. Seventy pupils in total, from Carrickfergus College, Downshire Secondary School, Carrickfergus Grammar and a number of local primary schools, took part in the three day workshop.
Carrickfergus College recently played host to the 'Young Americans' performing arts group for the eighth time.'The school assembly hall was packed with the proud family and friends of the pupils involved. Seventy pupils in total, from Carrickfergus College, Downshire Secondary School, Carrickfergus Grammar and a number of local primary schools, took part in the three day workshop.

Carrickfergus College has played host to the ‘Young Americans’ performing arts group for the eighth time and are one of only four schools in the province to have hosted them

A total of 70 pupils from Carrickfergus College, Downshire Secondary, Carrickfergus Grammar and a number of primary schools, took part in the three day workshop which came to its climax with a show for family and friends who packed into the assembly hall.

'Young Americans' performing arts group performed at Carrick College.

'Young Americans' performing arts group performed at Carrick College.

Four decades ago, an entertainment company called The Young Americans was founded to reflect a more positive and honest image of America’s youth through music and dance. The Young Americans range in age from 18 to 26 and tour the world promoting understanding through educational initiatives and theatrical performances. Thanks to College Vice-Principal Amanda Irvine, the Young Americans have been coming to Carrick College since 2004 as part of their UK tour. Initially the workshops involved Carrick College pupils and local primaries but have evolved over the years to include all the schools in Carrickfergus, primary and post-primary.

Pupils on stage at Carrickfergus College when the school recently played host to the 'Young Americans' performing arts group for the eighth time.

Pupils on stage at Carrickfergus College when the school recently played host to the 'Young Americans' performing arts group for the eighth time.