Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the centre of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help them be the best they can be.

Google Grant for European Codeweek

As European Code Week 5th – 20th October begins, just a reminder of the happy news we got back in June when GOOGLE EUROPE announced the names of the thirty three organisations that were getting grants for Codeweek and St. Brigid’s NS, Greystones was one of the lucky ones.

St. Brigid’s NS, Greystones were one of just six organisations from Ireland on the list to receive a Europe #CodeWeekGrant! goo.gle/EducatorGrantsECW. Many congratulations to all the other awardees.

These grants amount to €186,000, given to thirty three schools and nonprofit making organisations in Europe who will deliver computer science hands-on activities for 236,000 students.

The Irish organisations are @WeAreTUDublin @SchoolOfEd_UL @LYITComputing @MakerMeetIE one other school @stjosephsrush Post Primary.

It ‘takes a village to raise a child’ and it takes support to embed digital technologies in a primary school. We would like to thank our principal Máire Costello and Board of Management for their continuing support, our wonderful Parents’ Association Digital & ICT Committee for their hard work and vision, Ciara Brennan of the PDST for her advice and guidance, the teachers and students for their enthusiasm and GOOGLE EUROPE of course.

Here’s to learning how we can use #ComputerScience to impact students’ education, together! #GrowwithGoogle.