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.

Gardening Committee

The school grounds received a colourful Spring ‘makeover’ on Friday 25th January, 2019. Pots and window boxes have been replanted. Many thanks to Eimear McCartan, grandmother of pupils Ruadhán, Ailbhe and Caoileann Murray, for her generous donation towards these new plants. See the photos below. Thanks too, to Rebecca Gill and Aoife Murray who did the planting. The larger pots now hold with evergreen trees should hopefully last a long time. The seasonal bedding plants below the trees add some colour and a taste of Spring. Well done to the ever faithful Parents’ Association Gardening Committee who give so generously of their time, to make the school grounds look so colourful and so welcoming all year round.

The Parents’ Association’s Gardening Committee brought Senior Infants on a gardening adventure. Earlier this year they planted radish seeds. Today they harvesting radishes. The boys and girls were fascinated when they found the round, red radishes in the soil. They enjoyed tasting what they had grown. They had a sense of pride in what they had achieved. Thank you to the Gardening Committee.

Thank you to the Gardening Committee of the Parents’ Association. They have planted up window boxes. They are looking at their best right now; very colourful.

The Gardening Committee from the Parents’ Association worked with Junior Infants on the ‘Grow It Yourself Sow & Grow’ scheme. The extra cups are used cups from the Happy Pear getting a second life as plant pots and are fully compostable once they are done. Milk cartons were upcycled as watering cans too. The children planted aubergines, radishes, courgettes, squash and carrots. Many thanks Rebecca, Aoife, Melissa, Sharon and Bronwen from the Parents’ Association who organised this interesting and exciting activity for the three Junior Infant classes.

Parents from the Gardening Committee came to show the children in infants how to plant seeds. You can see more about the gardening in St.Brigid’s if you click on this LINK

The gift that keeps on giving

A wonderful surprise
‘Buddy Bench in, awaiting its final home, but sturdy and ready for Monday morning :)’

Take a bow Colm (from Hollow Tree)
We can’t wait to try out the Buddy Bench!

‘E’ for Ella. ‘H’ for Hannah. It’s magic … just like a fairy story.

An imaginative addition to the school garden

We were surprised and delighted to see the new work by School Gardening Team in the school garden. What was once a blank wall is now covered in plants! We are looking forward to seeing them grow.

A message from the School Gardening Team

‘The school gardening team have been busy over the last few weeks. Once everyone was settled back to school we began by clearing out the area where the vegetable planters are. (These are located to the right of the main school gate).

In progress_spreadingbark

We gave the place a good weeding , moved the food recycle bins and created extra space for the children to enjoy hands on experience of sowing seeds and watching fruit and vegetables grow.

after_log seats

We covered the ground with wood chip and made a little sitting area out of logs so the children will be able to enjoy some outdoor planting and gardening. Has anyone spotted our beautiful wooden mushrooms Kindly donated to us by Kevin McLaughlin. 

After_mushrooms and pitchfork

To kick off the winter gardening season the Junior and Senior infants participated in a super morning of learning and excitement last Wednesday. 


They were lucky to have the Flynn brothers of The Happy Pear come in to talk to them about the importance of fruit and vegetables and introduced them to some wonderful and unusual tastes . They had such fun seeing who knew more; the boys or the girls . This was finished up by having a smoothie competition between the Senior Infants boys and girls.

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Also that morning the two Senior infants planted broad bean seeds, garlic and onions. Junior Infants under took an experiment with Hyacinths . Growing one in water using a little hat to trick it into thinking it was planted in soil . 

Over the coming months we will be organising things for the senior classes. And come the spring time we will be once again partaking in the Innocent Smoothies Sow and Grow program. 

If anyone would like to get involved please contact the gardening committee on Melissa.mcconnell1’