The girls in Second Class (Rm. 8) have been very musical of late. They have been busy rehearsing a lovely Irish song, An Dufair, for the upcoming Seachtain na Gaeilge ceolchoirm. They have also been learning to play the tin whistle and wanted to record one of their favourite tunes Hot Cross Buns. Click below to hear how we're doing!
Ms Sheridan divided us into small groups of 3 or 4 children. Each group was given a battery, a bulb and two wires. She also left bulb holders and screwdrivers on our desks! We had to discover for ourselves how to make the bulbs light up. It was so much fun! We learned that for electrical energy to work, the wires must make a circle from the battery to the bulb and back again. This is called a circuit. Here are some photos of how we did it.
The 6th class girls in Ms. Phelan's class are busy undertaking a European Union project called the Blue Star project. They are presently looking at historical, geographical, cultural and political aspects of the EU. To date, a lovely story about three dolls which survived World War Two has created great enthusiasm, as the girls design and make clothes for the three dolls. We have also done project work about the countries the dolls have come from, Poland, France and Hungary. We regularly correspond to pen-pals in both Poland and France.
Today we held a class election for two Blue Star reps. Eight girls spent the past two weeks campaigning with their ideas for Blue Star, and the girls with the most votes were Alana Fitzsimons and Suzanne Carey. Well done to them and all who participated in the election. We had a voting booth as well as ballot papers. The girls are already looking forward to voting for real when they turn 18!
Second class (rm 9) have had a very busy couple of weeks with multicultural week, preparing for our first confession, playing in the snow, raising money for the Caroline Foundation and going on a school tour to The Little Museum of Dublin. Here are some pictures to keep you updated of all our exciting times.
Please visit our Active Schools section under the 'School Activities' tab or click on the following link for all updates as we pursue our first active flag including Super Troopers, Camogie trials, Parents Association active event, our 'Wall of Fame' and much more. There is also a video with photographs from the fun obstacle course the ASF committee set up as part of multi-cultural week and you all took part in. We'll keep you posted on our upcoming Active Schools Week beginning April 20th. Enjoy. http://brigidsactiveflag.weebly.com/
A magnificent effort from the girls in green saw them win out worth winners in the mini basketball inaugural Dublin league final on Mon. Feb 2nd in the National Basketball Arena. The final score was 38-10, in favour of St. Brigid's. All 20 girls who had played in the league games over the past few months were presented with medals at the end of the game.
The tremendous support of the two 6th classes, Ms. Ryan and the parents who attended, added greatly to the occasion.
Well done to all the girls, and we are now looking forward to playing in the Dublin mini basketball tournament in May!
What a lovely sunny day we got for the first Awareness Ribbon Day run by the Caroline Foundation who raise much needed funds for cancer research. This day was extra special as it was World Cancer Day and also Caroline's birthday. We were so happy to participate in this great event and take some time to remember our much loved teacher, colleague and friend. Thank you so much to everyone who donated their 2 euro and wore their ribbons. Some wonderfully creative things done with the ribbons at home in preparation.. Well done everyone. We moved our Drop Everything and Dance to the yard today as a special treat. Have a look at our photos and dancing below. Thanks again.
We had a lovely end to Catholic School's Week and Multicultural Week with a Prayer Service to celebrate the feast of our School Patron Saint - Saint Brigid. Fr Richard led us in our prayer service. Some of the Senior Girls told us about the life St Brigid and we all joined in prayers to her. Ms O'Byrne's class made lovely Saint Brigid crosses too. Happy St Brigid's Day to all!! Here are the girls singing our special 'Song to Brigid'.
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