Gunjan from 6th class R. 16 did St. Brigid's proud the past few weeks by constantly being at the top of the 'Mathletes' leader board for Leinster. She competed in the recent Leinster finals and came in third place. She also was the top pupil for the amount of time she spent on-line in this competition.
Mathletes is a maths tournament across Ireland based on the Khan Academy's way of teaching maths. Visit www.mathletes.ie to find out more.
Well done Gunjan. A super achievement!
I am so excited for our Confirmation tomorrow Wednesday, March 11th. I am excited to become a full member of the Catholic church. I hope all my friends and girls in room 16 and 14 have a nice day.. Monsignor John Fitzpatrick will be confirming us. Exciting times for us all!!
Well done to Meaghan from 6th class who will be representing St. Brigid's in the Dublin Finals of the National Spelling Bee on the 19th March!
After a gruelling and tense first round in school, Meaghan emerged from the pack of superb spellers as a deserving winner!
Congrats Meaghan and best of luck in the next round! Many thanks to Ms. Phelan for organising the event.
This year Room 14 are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Project (JEP) .
We split into groups and shared our ideas before choosing our favourite one. Next the dragons came in and every group showed their idea. They then decided on their favourite one.
We decided to make three products to sell at Room 16's cake sale raising money for the Caroline Foundation. These are delicious cupcakes, Choreos (chocolate covered Oreos) and Cocoa on the Go (ready to go hot chocolate).
We are only selling 100 of each product so make sure you come over to our stall and buy some before we are sold out!
Everything is only €2 or a super bargain deal of 3 products for €5!
We can't wait to sell our products and we can't wait to see you there!
Sincere thanks to Joan and Ms. Phelan for allowing us to be part of their cake sale. Make sure you donate as much as you can on the day for the Caroline Foundation!
by Sarah B and Amy, Room 14
Here we are brainstorming! We had great fun doing this and hearing all the great ideas.
Next we held a Dragon's Den in our classroom. The dragons were John Tuohy, Karen Hargan and our principal Ms.Burke. Each group presented their ideas and were quizzed on everything about it. After every group had presented their product the dragons went down to the back of the room to discuss the ideas that we had pitched. They found it very hard to choose but in the end they put a couple of ideas together that they thought would work as one idea. We decided to make a bakery that would sell chocolate covered Oreos, cupcakes and Cocoa on the Go. Even though not all of our ideas were picked we are all still very excited to work on our bakery!
Next, we gave ourselves a name- The Pink Bakery
Well done to Sophie from the Design and Production team who came up with our super logo. Watch out for this brand on all of our products on the day!
We broke into our groups to make our product a reality. We all have different responsibilities in our groups. There are five different groups. The storytelling group, the design and production group, the sales group, the finance group and our marketing group. The storytelling group's job is to make a folder saying everything we are doing for our JEP project in a story with pictures. The design and production group's job is to make sure that all of our products look okay and that everything is in place. The sales group's job is to co-ordinate the selling on the day. The finance team's job is to keep track of all the money we spend, pricing everything we buy and figuring out if me make a profit or a loss. The marketing team's job is to publicise our product and see how many people would be interested in buying our product .
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!
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!
Room 14 were on the move on 9th December! We visited the Little Museum of Dublin at St. Stephen's Green. We all found the trip very interesting. We learned all about important historical events that happened in Dublin in the past 100 years and all about famous Dublin people. There was even a U2 room with a giant guitar! The best part was you were allowed to touch everything in the museum!
We also had time to have a quick look at the live crib at the Mansion House and to make our best 'duck faces' with the actual ducks in the park! :-) It was great fun! Thanks to Ms. McGrath who very kindly came with us and Niamh, our great guide on the day.
Here's what Amy and Kayla had to say about the trip!
We had a really good time! We learned a lot about Irish history. Our very nice guide Niamh brought us around the museum. We first started in a room with photography pictures and they were of famous Irish people , Then we went upstairs to this room with lots of history in it that people had donated and Niamh told us about them. Then we went into the Green Room and we had to pick our favourite piece of history and there was a mini piano ,a grip machine , a stand that John F Kennedy used to do a speech , there was a mini Gameboy ,a hurl signed by the Dublin team in the 1990's and a little wagon from a TV show.
Then we split into two groups , The first group went to the Irish Times Room and we had these pages and we could create our own Irish times with stamps and we wrote our names with them .Then we went into the U2 and that was a really cool room it had a massive guitar and a car and we could sit in it and it was decorated and there where lots of posters of the band and they signed some of the stuff there because U2 went to see The Little Museum Of Dublin and so did Brendan O' Carroll and the Queen went to see it . After we went to see the live crib. It had a goat, a donkey and 2 sheep. Altogether it was an amazing trip and thank you to MS .McGrath, Niamh, Ms. Ryan and the people who work at The Little Museum Of Dublin !!!!
By Amy Alcock and Kayla Morgan, Room 14
For more information on the Little Museum of Dublin click here
Since this Tuesday was the last day of Irish dancing, Colm decided to hold a dance off! A group from every 5th and 6th class was chosen to represent their class. They all had to dance the dance (The Three Tunes) that they have been learning without being told what came next. It was very close but the winners were Ms.Ryan's 6th class!! Every group in the dance off received a medal and the winning team received a cup. Well done to everybody who took part and of course thanks to Colm for being so patient!
by Sarah Brogan, Room 14
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