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St Brigid's Secondary School Killarney

Mac Makeup Course for TYs

Attached are some photos from the Mac Makeup course that the transition year students attended from Makeup artist Erín. Mairead Bennett acted as model for the Makeup demonstration. Erín kindly brought two Mac makeup palettes and two lucky students names were pulled to win these coveted prizes. Erín offered the girls advice on skincare, makeup brands, and tips and tricks to achieve their desired looks. The event was a great success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. 


 

Harpist Aisling Urwin visits St. Brigid's

Music students in St Brigid’s were treated to a harp masterclass and performance with Harpist Aisling Urwin . 

Aisling is a harpist and songwriter from Kenmare who has completed a degree in Music and Folklore in UCC. Since graduating Aisling has experimented with more contemporary genres such as reggae, rock and blues in an effort to stretch people's preconceptions of what the harp is and what it can do.  Aisling is now recording original work which will be released this summer. 

The music students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the masterclass and look forward to Aisling’s next visit to St Brigid's. 


 

St Brigid's student Trip to China by Ciara Kennelly, TY

On the 22nd of March 2018 my friend Ana and I, along with 103 other Irish students, set off for Shanghai in China for two weeks, as part of our Transition Year Programme. We had the time of our lives. We saw all of the best tourists spots in the city, and were amazed by the high rise buildings and the fascinating views. We made several trips to different rural towns, they were beautiful. Everything about the Chinese life style is completely different to ours. It was incredibly interesting and was an unforgettable experience. We all made friends for life and it was the most fun I’ve ever had. There was very few moments when we weren’t laughing and not one moment when we weren’t enjoying ourselves. I would definitely recommend it to any other student who is thinking of applying. 


   

Captains' Day in Croke Park

The Lidl All Ireland football ‘Captains' Day’ took place on Wednesday 11th  April in Croke Park Co. Dublin. Anna Clifford and Ciara Randles represented St. Brigid’s on the day. The day was organised by the LGFA and their main sponsor Lidl Ireland.

 The Junior and Senior captains who will be playing in the All Ireland schools' finals were all present, and proudly represented their schools colours. The day began with a photoshoot on the Croke Park pitch with well known photography agency ‘Sportsfile’. This was followed by refreshments in the Hogan Stand Suite and allowed the players and mentors to mingle as the excitement before their respective finals builds. The day was a fitting reward for all the teams' hard work so far, and the photos from the shoot will be in many of the national and local newspapers.  

The day was a massive success and hugely important for publicising these important games while also promoting the ever growing sport of ladies football.  

St. Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School will play Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Claregalway, Galway in the Junior B All Ireland Football final on Saturday 21st April. The game will be on at 1pm in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale, Limerick. "


 

Young Social Innovators

Recently, nine Transition Year students from St. Brigid's Killarney travelled to Castletroy Hotel in Limerick for the "Speak Out" regional event as part of their Young Social Innovators project. The Speak Out allows YSI teams to present their ideas to an audience. The girls did their project on bike safety and wanted to raise awareness about the importance of making sure you wear the correct gear, like helmets and high-vis jackets, when out cycling.

 Since beginning their project in November, the girls have raised almost €600 for the Ian O' Connell Fund, did a survey on first year students on bike safety, raised awareness through their social media and bought in a guest speaker to talk to students about how to stay safe when cycling. For their Speak Out performance they wrote a cover of the song 'Riptide' which gave safety tips for cycling. They played the ukulele and cahone while they sang. It went very well, and everyone clapped along. They enjoyed the day and they got the opportunity to see some of the other innovative projects that other schools had come up with. They also got to meet Dayl Cronin, who was in Dancing with the Stars last year, as he was hosting the event. Well done to all involved.

Thanks to Niamh Coffey, TY, who submitted the text of this article.


   

Daffodil Day Fundraiser

St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School held their annual Daffodil Day fundraiser on Friday in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Yellow was the theme of the day to raise awareness of the worthy cause, and students and staff wore their most vibrant yellow attire with prizes for the best dressed. The students were quite adventurous in their outfits and a fun-filled atmosphere prevailed through the day.

The school also held a bake sale with mouth-watering pastries arriving from home, much to the delight of everybody. 

Additionally, a raffle took place thanks to the support of sponsors who most generously donated many prizes.

Many thanks to the students who were involved and who volunteered their time to support Daffodil Day. A special word of thanks to the Student Council and their teacher, Ms. Coffey who collected the monies. The proceeds of the events will be presented to the Killarney branch of the Irish Cancer Society who do such wonderful work.


 

Good luck girls!!

The staff and students of St.Brigid's wish to congratulate the Junior B football team who are through to the All -Ireland Final.

The girls played Eureka Secondary School, Kells in Freshford, Co. Kilkenny before the Easter break. They claimed a fantastic victory in a thrilling game  that went down to the final whistle, beating their opponents by one point. The final score was 1-7 to 1-6. They have  now claimed their place in the All-Ireland final.

The school is very proud of them and we wish them all the best in the final!