PUPILS at Ballinspittle National School performed ‘After All’ for Paul Linehan of Frank and Walters fame, this week.
The pupils originally performed the song on September 26 for European Day of Languages. There are now three recognised state languages in Ireland. They are English, Gaeilge and Irish Sign Language.
Principal Tommy Gunning explained: "We sang the song in these three languages. We have at Ballinspittle NS made a dedicated effort to include ISL in our language curriculum, not only for children with hearing impairments but for all children.
"We look upon ISL as an opportunity of inclusion and also as an opportunity for the school to explore creative use of language.
"In the words of artist / musician Christine Sun Kim ‘you do not have to be deaf to learn sign language, nor do you have to be hearing to learn music’. Children can be visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners. Some children, hearing or Deaf are visual learners.
"So as Peggy Lee sang many years ago ‘ Listen with your eyes and you can sing a rainbow too’!"
This week they recreated a version of the song, especially when Paul Linehan visited the pupils.
The rendition was carried out at the local parish church.