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Pupils at Co Armagh school sing at one of world’s most historic venues

Pupils at a county Armagh school got the opportunity to sing at one of the world’s most historic buildings.

St Paul’s High School in Bessbrook are celebrating their 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion the have visited Rome.

Yesterday (Thursday) they sang at a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica — the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture.

School principal Jarlath Burns has been documented the school’s trip on social media.

“As a school we love to give the children opportunity to travel, get them on planes and broaden their minds with new experiences,” Mr Burns told the BBC.

“The children realise how lucky they are. Before the Mass started today, I said: ‘Do you realise you have reached the pinnacle of your careers?’

“Many dedicated singers never get a chance like this”.

The choir will also be singing at the Basilica of St Paul, at the Pontifical Irish College and the Archbasilica of St John Lateran.

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