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.

Information about our return to school in bite size pieces

As there are preparations ongoing for our RETURN TO SCHOOL, the school website will feature information in bite size pieces. We’ll start with the most basic advice about preventing the spread of COVID-19 when we return to school.

We will all need wash our hands arriving in school, before and after eating, after going to the toilet, after coughing or sneezing and before leaving school.

We are told it takes about 20 seconds for children to wash their hands properly. Singing Happy Birthday to you could get tedious.  Instead we could encourage the children to practice number facts while washing their hands e.g. counting from 1 to 20, by 2s to 40, by 5’s to 100, by 10s to 200 depending on their age.

Try to help children avoid dry, sore hands by teaching how to wash their hands carefully.  Regular HAND WASHING can be hard on the hands especially in children where the skin is thinner and more sensitive than in adults.

Here are 5 things that can help:
1.Use soap with neutral pH value
2.Get your hands wet before you put soap on
3.Rinse and wipe your hands thoroughly after washing
4.Use hand cream when you get home after school and at bedtime.

If you know of something that really helps to avoid sore hands, do get in touch and let us know.

We are all in this together.