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St Brigid's Secondary School Killarney

Chemistry Spectoscopy Workshop

6th year students from St. Brigids Secondary School Killarney attended a Chemistry Spectroscopy Workshop held in the school on the 7th of January 2019. 

Three post-graduate Chemistry students visited the 6th year chemistry class to demonstrate the use of specialised equipment used in forensic analysis. It allowed the girls to use very expensive equipment to investigate a mock crime. The UCC team were also on hand to answer questions on chemistry and other sciences in UCC. 

 

Badminton News January 2019

A great day's Badminton was had on Thursday 10th  January . We had u14 / u16 / and u19 teams involved on the day . 

The u14 team played absolutely amazingly from start to finish, and succeeded in all three matches to reach the final . They met The Pres Milltown in the final and went on to win (4 games to Milltown's 2 games) . A fantastic result . Well done girls!!

The u16 team were up next and had a very difficult section ,all girls played extremely well . They had very close matches, but eventually came out winners to arrive at the final against Listowel . This was a very difficult task as there were three Kerry team players on the Listowel team .The girls gave it their all, but not to be on this occasion. Hard luck girls.


Next up were the u19 team. These girls had a difficult job ahead of them as there were some very strong schools against them. However, they gave it their all and arrived in the final against Listowel . As was the case with the U16s , Listowel had 3 girls from Kerry teams and proved too strong for killarney. All the girls played to the best of their ability and represented the school proudly .

Overall, this was a great occasion at the Killarney sports and leisure, with St. Brigid's picking up 1 gold and 2 silver medals. The u14s /u16s will now go on to represent Kerry schools in UL at end of month. Good luck to all taking part!


 

New Plastic Bottle Initiative

Transition year students in St. Brigids have introduced a whole school plastic bottle challenge to eliminate the use of plastic bottles and introduce reusable water bottles. It’s a 30 day challenge but we the 4blues hope it will be a permanent solution to protect and sustain our environment.


   

TY trip to Dublin by Grace Courtney

On Wednesday the 9th of January all transition year students boarded the 6:30am train to Dublin for 3 days. On arriving at Heuston station Dublin we walked to our accommodation, Abigail's Hostel, a brick building overlooking the River Liffey. On the first day we scheduled a visit to the National Museum of Ireland and the show Les Misérables in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the Grand Canal Square.

On Thursday we attended BT young scientist to support the three fifth year students from St. Brigid's. Their project was an investigation on microplastics in lakes around Killarney. 

Next stop was Dáil Éireann. The building was right beside the Archaeology museum we had visited the day before, so we were familiar with the area. We were met with a very friendly tour guide who first showed us some pictures and told us a little bit of history about the Dáil. From there, we took the bus out to the botanical gardens in Glasnevin.  

Leading on from the botanical gardens right beside it lay the famous Glasnevin cemetery where numerous famous historical people are buried including Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera, Daniel O'Connell, Constance Markievicz, and Maud Gonne. The tour guide gave us a brief history on each of these people which was very interesting.

On our final day in Dublin we got ready to head to Trinity college for a tour of the grounds and the book of Kells! The grounds of Trinity are amazing and hold a lot of history. When we finished in Trinity we made our way towards the GPO (The General Post Office) for our final tour, which included a presentation on the GPOs part in the 1916 rising.

The TY trip to Dublin was very enjoyable and we all got the opportunity to learn so much interesting information about different historical buildings dotted around Dublin.


 

Parents' Council


   

Extra Curricular Timetable Jan 2019

The extra curricular timetable for January 2019 can now be found on the activities section of the website. Students are encouraged to get involved, as there is an activity for every taste. 

 

London Science Trip

Pictured below are sixth year students enjoying themselves on the recent science trip to London. More photos can be seen on our gallery.