AN energetic performance of the Baby Shark song has helped the Gaelscoil to take home a €1,000 prize.
Gaelscoil Uí Dhochartaigh won the money for its participation in a video competition to celebrate the Irish language.
Singing a rendition of ‘Baby Shark,’ saw the Strabane school scoop the award for County Tyrone.
Principal Máire Ní Dhochartaigh says everyone is delighted to have received the award.
“We are so proud of the pupils for winning the county prize for their Gaelfhíseán as part of Bliain na Gaeilge,” said Ms Ní Dhochartaigh.
“Irish is central to our lives here, both in the school and in the community, and we really enjoyed taking part in this competition.”
Bliain na Gaeilge was launched in 2018, by Conradh na Gaeilge as part of a year long celebration of the Irish language.
For the programme schools were invited to create a short video featuring a song in Irish, which had to be produced, recorded and edited by the students.
Seán Ó Murchadha, awareness raising officer with Conradh na Gaeilge who presented the cheque to Gaelscoil Uí Dhochartaigh praised the school for their efforts.
“The Gaelfhíseán contest was highly competitive and the standard of entries was excellent,” said Mr Ó Murchadha.
“It is clear that students really enjoyed taking part in the competition and the teachers all deserve recognition of the effort
they put in to it.”