17 December, 2013

Champlain Dublin goes Carol Singing

For the third year in a row Champlain Abroad Dublin went Carol Singing in aid of Barnardos. 
Barnardos is a children’s charity established in Ireland in 1962 and is one of the most well known and most respected charities. The Irish President Michael D Higgins is the Patron. Barnardos work with vulnerable children and their families in Ireland and campaign for the rights of all children. Only 1% of raised money is going towards governance, the rest is spent directly on work with children and families (88%) or invested in generating funds (11%) 


All students enrolled in the 'Cultural Immersion through Music' class with teacher Caroline Elbay took part, but we also had faculty, staff and a handful of other enthusiastic Champlain students taking part as well. All in all, we were a strong brigade singing our socks off during the lunch hour of Friday 13 December. Despite the unfortunate date, we were lucky enough to raise as much as €450. 

Extra shout out to students Liam Callaghan, Sarah Plisinski and Kate Hennes who also led a Carol sing song at ICOS's (Irish council for International students) annual Christmas party being held at the Mansion House in Dublin.

We always have a general rehearsal in the Academic Centre a few days before the actual gig, just to fine tune, decide on songs get the spirit going. Here's a little video clip from that session. 




Champlain students, staff and faculty singing their socks off in aid of Barnardos.
James Joyce keeping an eye on us...

Proud Champlain staff, Stephen and Lilly. 


We've had a great semester with a fantastic bunch of students. This was a perfect end giving us the chance to give back to the community who is so warm and welcoming to our American students.

Happy Holidays!

Stephen, Lilly & Adam
Staff Champlain Abroad Dublin


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