WATCH: These Primary School Kids Are Little Super Stars In The Making 5 years ago

WATCH: These Primary School Kids Are Little Super Stars In The Making

There was lots of excitement in the air at two Dublin primary schools this week. 

The pupils in St. Gabriel's Primary School, Ballyfermont and St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure were surprised with the news that they have been shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Check out their super cute reactions as they were told the good news by RTÉ Two Tube presenters Stephen Byrne and Bláthnaid Treacy:

https://youtu.be/P4StsxdBR6c

64 schools from 20 counties around Ireland have been shortlisted for the third annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. You can check out the full list of schools shortlisted here.

Amy Huberman, playwright Marina Carr and Strictly Come Dancing Star Tristan MacManus had the tough task of whittling down the 2,888 entries and choosing the nominees for this year's awards.

Tristan and kids with trophy

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The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Thursday, 5 May.

The event will be hosted by Stephen Byrne and Bláthnaid Treacy, and there will be a special guest performance to be revealed on the day!

Commenting on the shortlist Irene Gowing, communications manager for Bord Gáis Energy said:

The standard of this year’s entries was exceptional, showing the wealth of talent in schools across the country, and I’ve no doubt there are many stars in the making."

Roll on 5 May, and good luck to all involved!

The Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards were set up to recognise participation in drama and the arts in schools around Ireland.  For all the details about the awards and to see the shortlist visit www.BGESTA.IE