Students from the Athy School of Communications recently had their annual awards ceremony at the Clanard Court Hotel in Athy.
Youngsters aged from seven to teenagers received certificates in Speech and Drama, Individual Acting Skills and Communication Skills or Public Speaking.
Many students received certificates from Trinity College (Trinity Guildhall), the famous London-based examinations board, whose qualifications are accredited in Ireland and throughout the world.
Máire Nolan, who runs the school, in her address, said it was wonderful to witness young people, and people of all ages, broaden their horizons through developing creativity and confidence each year.
She congratulated the recipients on their success as well as their spirit of adventure.
She paid particular tribute to the teenage group, many of whom received two awards, adding that the competencies gained from a blend of drama and public speaking training would benefit them greatly in third level education and beyond.
Students Nessa McGrath (Foundation Level), Frank O’Donnell Doyle (Intermediate Level) and Eimear Murphy (Advanced Level) received Scholarships for outstanding achievement.
The ceremony was followed by a reception for the students and their families.