Flat Stanley has traveled all around the world from Ringsend, Blessington, Leitrim, Belfast, Mayo, Wexford, Donegal, Denmark, England, Japan, Australia, Liverpool and Belarus. He made it home safe and sound, so we brought him along to Tolka Park with us to have some fun.
Me and Flat Stanley went to Tolka Park. We went with all from room 9 and our reading buddies from Ms. Cooney's class. The weather was very nice. Ms. Keogh put sun-cream on us to keep us from burning. To get to the playground we had to cross over the River Tolka. We played in the playground. Flat Stanley went on the slide, the monkey bars and climbed the ropes. We had so much fun.
Did you know that the River Tolka in Irish is called 'An Tulcha' which means 'The Flood'. The Tolka is the second largest river in Dublin. The Tolka begins in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath and continues through Mulhuddart, Blanchardstown, Ashtown, Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Fairview and then enters Dublin Bay between East Wall and Clontarf.
I had so much fun learning with Flat Stanley!
Well done to everyone who took part in the lunchtime Gaelic football league over the last number of weeks. You all did really great and we hope you enjoyed it. Meath and Limerick were lucky enough to make it to the final with their managers Anna Farrell and Ruth Fitzgerald. We went down to Na Fianna for it and both teams played really well. Unfortunately someone has to win and it was Meath's day today. Congratulations to them and also to the runners up who did really well to make it that far. A huge thank you to the 6th class girls who managed the teams, set up the pitch each day, refereed, umpired and gave up their lunchtimes for the last few weeks. They were truly fantastic and we could not have done it without them. Have a look at the video below for some pictures of the final.
Lunchtime League Final '15 on PhotoPeach
We had our Harvest Day in the school garden this morning. Terry has been busy growing lots of fruit and vegetables for our Summer Harvest. Every class had a time slot to visit the garden and help him to harvest tasty sugar snap peas, carrots, turnips, radishes and strawberries. He even told us a story about a squirrel visitor who is enjoying our strawberries too!
Have a look at the Senior Infants and Junior Infants below picking carrots and sugar snap peas. Some girls got to taste sugarsnap peas for the first time too! Read more about our Garden here.
Terry is building a Greenhouse - can you find it in the photos?
What do you guess he will grow in the greenhouse? Comment and share your answer below.
On June 12th we visited Tayto Park. We had a lovely day, visiting the factory where the crisps are made, spotting and learning about the different animals, and having a go on the fun rides.
Congratulations to the two sixth classes who graduated from St. Brigid's in a lovely ceremony. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Richard, after which the girls received their certificates from our principal, Ms. Burke. The girls sang a song together to conclude the ceremony.
Refreshments were provided by the parents association in the hall below the church. The parents association also gave each girl a lovely memento of a bookmark to remind them of their time in St. Brigid's.
Congratulations and well done, ladies.
Here in St. Brigid's we are celebrating National Bike Week. We have lots of competitions and prizes organised to encourage the children to cycle to school each day this week.
Ms. Phelan's 6th class worked on the Blue Star programme since last September, learning about the EU and the importance of Europe in our lives. Throughout the year we learned about history, geography and cultural aspects of the EU. We had a lot of fun in doing so. In May for Europe week, we welcomed the Romanian Ambassador, Cllr. Paul McAuliffe and parents to a school assembly to celebrate Europe Day.
We are delighted to receive this award, and a European flag in recognition of our work done this year.
Thanks to an invitation by Cllr. Paul McAuliffe, the girls in Mrs. Phelan's 6th class had a wonderful tour of City Hall today. After a brief introduction to City Hall, Cllr. McAuliffe proceeded to show the girls the chamber where Dublin city councillors hold their meetings. The girls loved the opportunity of speaking into the microphones, and seeing how votes are taken in the chamber, as well as the process involved when a new mayor is to be elected. This was followed by tour of the museum, where the chains of office are on display, as well as an outline of the history of Dublin City.
A huge thank you to Cllr. McAuliffe for enabling the class to have the chance to visit City Hall, and for providing worksheets for the girls to work on during their visit.
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