Park Academy’s Got Talent!
Forget X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent – the latest and GREATEST new show is Park Academy’s
Got Talent and it’s taking place in a crèche near YOU! The show, which is a celebration of all the
children’s achievements throughout the year, takes place every June and it is not to be missed!
With spectacular performances and dazzling displays, our little stars have been delighting
audiences in Wicklow and South Dublin over the past number of years. And every year it just
seems to get better and better!
So Many Talents…So Little Time!
But producing the big performances takes time and effort – plus some deliberation. Choosing a
talent to display is not an easy task for some. With so many exciting extracurricular activities at
Park Academy, there is a lot to choose from! Will I show off my football skills…or my artistic
talent? Will I dance? Will I sing? Should I mesmerise with my martial art moves? Or magnetise
with my magic tricks? So many talents, so little time!
Then the real work begins. However with lots of practice and plenty of dedication, it is always
guaranteed to be a success. Every day sees more progress, moves are mastered, lyrics are
memorised and star quality starts to emerge. However none of this can be achieved without the
support and dedication of our expert team, who work just as hard as our rising stars! No detail is
too small, no challenge too tall, and it all comes together spectacularly…
When showtime finally arrives the excitement backstage is palpable. Mums and Dads sit
patiently in their seats as performers don their costumes and even get in some last minute
practice. Any pre-performance jitters are soon forgotten once the curtain rises and the acts sure
know how to work a crowd! There are always plenty of smiles, waves and even some air kisses
– cue hearts melting.
But this doesn’t distract our performers from showcasing all of their fantastic new skills. They
even take time to teach some of the parents, who are not quite as capable at performing some of
the tasks! Luckily the Smarties are always on hand to show them how to score a goal or do a
pirouette – silly Mummies and Daddies!
Each one of them is absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Working their magic and working
the crowd into raptures. They remember every word, every step and every set-piece.
As if their impressive acts are not enough, the audience are then treated to a musical finale where
the children share songs that they have learned in pre-school throughout the year. Luckily the kind
and thoughtful Managers always leave out some tissues – as the mums and dads can tend to get just
a little emotional!
Pre-school Graduation Ceremony
To ‘cap’ it all off there is our annual Pre-school Graduation Ceremony and this is a very
special milestone for our families. The children are delighted to receive their very own
certificate, decked out in their adorable mini caps and gowns. During their moment in the
limelight a very serious question is posed; ‘what would you like to be when you grow up?’
The answers were are always as diverse as the children themselves and some can be very
After the curtains close there is special time for cuddles and pictures before the children are
whisked away for their much awaited after show party. A well-deserved reward for all their hard
work and cooperation!
However there are always a few sneaky sniffles from the Smarties Pre-school team, on realising
that the journey is over for another year. Thankfully though, we always have the memories and
the smiling little faces make every single second worth it for our dedicated Early Years Educators.
As they say in showbiz…that’s all folks!