125 children from Killygarry National School took the Irish Board of Speech and Drama grade exams before Easter. Everybody had to recite a poem and answer questions for the examiner. First class also had to speak about a favourite toy. Second class had to speak about a picture they had drawn. Third class had to read and discuss a passage from a book. Fourth class had to perform a mime. Fifth and sixth had to perform a dramatic solo, with sixth also sight-reading and discussing a lyric poem. The theory of speech was also a central part of the exam for 2nd-6th class.
The examiners were very happy with the standard of the children and they awarded medals to the 4 highest scoring candidates.