Music and Drama
Our school has a strong tradition of participating and achieving success in the area of music, drama and dance. We have a highly skilled school choir who perform at a number of whole school events and in the local community. Our annual Christmas concert provides a platform for all students to display their talents and other school variety shows take place throughout the year. A major event every second year is our school musical with a large number of students participating, creating a wonderful production for the school, parents and the local community. In recent years, we presented 'Annie Jr' onstage in the Millennium Forum in Derry. It was, once again, a sell out success and a wonderful experience for our students.
Traditional Irish Music Group
Crana College has a Traditional Music Group who meet weekly to play tunes together and to learn new repertoire. Dr. T Strain and Ms. E Mc Laughlin co-ordinate the group meetings which can take place in school and online via Google Meet. The group has a Google classroom to keep in touch with its members.
Our traditional musicians add to the atmosphere of various school activities such as the Christmas Concert, Seachtain Na Gaeilge, Prizegiving and our annual open night for incoming first years and their parents. All students are welcome to join from all year groups and new members are welcome to join any time. The first meeting of the 2021/2022 school year will take place at the end of September, commencing on Mondays at lunchtime in room 11.
The school choir is made up of, both students taking music as a curricular subject and those with an interest in singing and performing. The choir performs at the Christmas concert, Prizegiving, local community carol services and at other school events during the year.
Art and Design
Our Art Department very much contribute to the school environment by displaying pieces of work throughout the school building. Students attend exhibitions, museums and enter a wide range of competitions both locally and nationally. A highlight every year is the Junk Kouture Art competition where students use recycled materials to design and create an outfit. Over the past number of years student creations from our school have been chosen for the National Final where they have been successful in a number of categories. Last year our art teachers were successful in obtaining two bursaries from the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals Creative Engagement Project.