Kennedy Park schoolkids' blooming good experiment in classical music!

Esther Hayden

Published 21/04/2015 | 00:00

14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infant Jayden Kehoe from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repertoire, this year the three mains
14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infant Jayden Kehoe from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repertoire, this year the three mains
14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infant Rhys Farrell-O'Connor from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repertoire, this year the th
14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants Abi Kehoe and Scott Sinnott from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repertoire, this year
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14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants Karrianne Moran and Sam Kehoe from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repertoire, this ye
14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants Karrianne Moran, Sam Kehoe and Lucas O'Leary from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repe
14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants Karrianne Moran, Sam Kehoe and Lucas O'Leary from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repe
14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants Karrianne Moran, Sam Kehoe and Lucas O'Leary from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repe
14/04/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Wexford Festival Opera... Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants Karrianne Moran, Sam Kehoe and Lucas O'Leary from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth. Picture Patrick Browne Opera singer Rachel Croash and Jr. Infants from Kennedy Park N.S. Wexford launch a fun experiment to see if classical music has an effect on plant growth marking the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera. The pots of sunflowers were delivered to the school today and to kick off this fun musical experiment Rachel and the students sang some songs together. A potted plant was placed in the classroom where music will be played over the two weeks and another in a room where it will not and the students will report back on their findings. Wexford Festival Opera runs from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with 3 main stage operas and a series of daytime events. Specialising in unjustly neglected or rarely performed repe
Opera singer Rachel Croash and junior infants Karrianne Moran and Sam Kehoe.

Opera singer Rachel Croash was in Wexford to deliver pots of sunflowers to the junior infant class at Kennedy Park National School as they commenced a fun experiment to try to find out if classical music has an effect on plant growth.

Pots were placed in the classroom where they will enjoy lots of classical and opera music over the next two weeks. Other pots of sunflowers were placed in another area of the school where they will not 'hear' music.

The students will then measure growth of the sunflowers and report back to the Festival on their findings.

Local gardening expert Louise Murphy from Kilcannon Garden Centre was also on hand to chat to the children about how to care for the plants.

This musical experiment coincides with the opening of public booking for the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera.

This fun experiment by the students at Kennedy Park National School highlights the key role that music and the festival plays in Wexford and encourages the next generation of music lovers to get involved.

The Festival will run from 21 October until November 1 with tickets for the evening performances from €25.

Rejection, jealousy and forbidden love are at the heart of the three main stage operas on offer this year - Koanga by Frederick Delius, Guglielmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni and Le Pré aux clercs by Ferdinand Hérold.

In addition to the three main stage operas, the 2015 programme also includes the usual three daytime ShortWorks operas, concerts, lunchtime recitals, gala concert lectures and talks.

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