Bray School's Garden Competition


We are delighted to announce that our school, St. Fergal's NS, have won 1st prize in the Bray School's Garden Competition.


It is such a great achievement and we want to say well done and thank you to everyone who have helped out with this, our school children, parents, staff and especially the fantastic group of volunteers from our Fergal's Green Fingers' group and Joe our Caretaker.

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JAI-Junior Achievement Ireland

On Friday the 1st of March we had a lovely large group of volunteers from DELL Cherrywood come into our school and teach the business workshops of the Junior Achievement Ireland programme. The worked with 5 of our classes, Ms McDonald’s 2nd, Mr Creamer’s 3rd, Ms Kelly’s 3rd and both of our 5th classes.

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Our Fabulous New Buddy Bench

A massive THANK YOU to our local Connect BNYP Youth Group who have worked together over the last few months to hanmale this beautiful rainbow Buddy bench for our Junior Yard.

Buddy Bench are part of a new idea that is evidence based to help promote our school's positive children’s mental health program. They help to empower children to foster friendships and eliminate loneliness in the playground. 

If your child feels lonely in the yard they can sit at the Buddy Bench and find a friend. We will encourage our children to show friendship and kindness by inviting and including children who are sitting on the Buddy Bench into their games. 

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Our school children testing out the Buddy Bench for the first time!

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The presentation of the Buddy Bench to our school ❤

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Mr Sargent expressing our thanks for the amazing gift of the Buddy Bench from our local Connect BYNP youth group

Junior Infants Library Visit

Our last library visit of this school year was marked with an extra special storytelling session with our local librarian Margarette. We were thrilled so many parents were able to accompany us, especially as the weather was just a little bit wet! 

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SPAR Soccer 5-a-side Tournament

St. Fergal's recently had a boys and girls team reach the finals of the Wicklow regional SPAR soccer 5-a-side tournament held in Arklow. Each team played very well in their respective groups.

 The boys team played against two teams from Greystones, a team from Blessington and a team from Arklow. They won 2 and lost two of their 4 matches in a really competitive group and they were unlucky to lose out on a place in the final on goal difference.

The girls team were in a really tough group playing against teams from Arklow, Baltinglass and Kilcoole. Most of their games were really close and they again played with great commitment and energy.

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Pamper Me Morning

Today we held a fabulous Pamper Me Morning for all our fantastic parents who have special need children in our school. 

There was a great atmosphere here in the Parents Room with Jade doing bail appointment with Shellac or nail polish, Tanya transforming our hair with a dry cut, blow dry or curls and Shannon glamming  us up with gorgeous make up. 

The day started of with a very informative demonstration on how to curl hair correctly with a curling wand and was followed by a detailed explanation of how to build up make correctly and blend a Smokey eye look.

We are looking forward to our next Pamper Me Morning coming up soon where we hope to open the morning to any mother (or father) who wants a little pampering. 

 

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4th Class visit Dalkey Heritage Centre

4th class headed off on a day trip to Dalkey Heritage Centre. We got to see a small role play of people who actually lived in the castle. We got to meet the King & Queen who lived in the castle and we explored the castle. We met a scary craftsman who offered to cut one of girls hair and also examine another boys teeth.  

Then we got to make our own coins using a heavy hammer and a stamp. At the end of the day we got to keep the coins we made and we received a certificate from the King & Queen. We really liked the King & Queen as they managed to convince Ms Smyth that we could have a night off homework and she agreed!! Result...!!!

Playing in the Wilderness

There was some fantastic construction play in the yard today. Two separate groups of children created their own camping grounds with ‘fires’.

The children from different classes were thrilled with their fire pit. They worked really well as a team gathering their materials and constructing the pit. 

 

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The rain didn’t even deter them from their project. 

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Another group of children worked together to make a traditional camp fire. 

 

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The two groups loved sharing their creations and ideas with each other at the end. 

Another wonderful example at how creativity can be encouraged in our large yard and grass space

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Claire our Irish Dancing teacher came in on Wednesday, our Lá Glas, and held a ceilí for every class in our school. Here is a little video of Ms Brady's 2nd class dancing the 'Walls of Limerick'

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Walls of Limerick

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Ms Brady's 2nd class

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Ms Brady's 2nd class

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Ms Forster's Senior Infants in all their green for Lá Glas