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.
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.