Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the middle 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 the achieve their advancement.

Active Schools

It’s super cool to be ag siúl. Be wise and exercise”

Have you met Fit Finn?

Fit Finn was designed by Clara Evans and Fiona Fickett (now past pupils), when they were in 6th class. Finn loves exercise and eating healthy food. He tries to do as much exercise as possible everyday.

October 2017

Well done to the children from 3rd to 6th class who were chosen to represent their classes on the Student Council. They had their first meeting with Ms. Woodcock and they are very enthusiastic. They will also be helping Ms. Teehan to promote the Active Flag activities that we do in our school. They are already helping us to come up with some new ideas.

3rd: Sam, Abi, Conor and Lily

4th: Lucy, Hugo, Ailbhe, Tim, Seán and Aibhe

5th: Caoimhe, Aibhe, Evan and Alanah

6th: Loman, Emily, Andrew and Peggy



Guess Who by merrybeau
• We are working towards getting an Active Schools Flag.

This means focusing on PE and including as much physical activity into our day,

eg. GoNoodle, skipping, running laps of the yard, etc.
• ‘It’s super cool to bí ag siúl. Be wise and exercise.’


Note from the Active School Committee

  • Some children from the Active School Committee will come to talk to your class about our new character ‘Fit Finn’. Past pupils Clara and Fiona designed Fit Finn when they were in 6th class. He encourages us to be more active in school and at home!
  • Our school slogan is ‘It’s super cool to bí ag siúl. Be wise and exercise’. The committee will design some posters for the school. If any class could write poems, make posters, or anything else it would be great to put some up around the school. We can also take photos of them for the website.
  • Students are getting the opportunity to climb Mont Blanc! This is a great skipping challenge! Students have to count their skips and each skip counts as a metre. They keep track of their skips over a few days and it is the equivalent of climbing some of the highest mountains in Europe.


This is our Active Slogan. We have an Active Schools notice board in the school hall and a suggestion box (outside Tara’s office).
• Our Active School Committee is our Students’s Council.

They were very interested in campaigning for allowing running in the yard last year and are delighted the success of that campaign.


Do Your Talking As You’re Walking


We are encouraging students to move at lunchtime when outside and not sit down for the whole break.

• Active Schools Week will be from Friday 9th June to Friday 16th June.
During Active School Week we will be giving some physical activities for homework

• We will put photos, information, etc. on the school website.

• We have Playground Leaders in the yard.

Each class will take part in their own running initiative over the next few months.
We can’t wait for a bit of sunshine for when we are running our laps.
Ms. Donnelly’s class have carried out a ‘What Club Are You In?’ survey
and we will display it on the notice board in the hall.
The idea for this is to promote local clubs and inform the students and parents


Our Active School Committee met for the first time at the end of November. We came up with some great ideas and suggestions already.

The committee members will tell their classmates about the Active School Flag and they will encourage the boys and girls to come up with some new ideas and to put these in the suggestion box outside Tara’s office.

Ms. Donnelly’s 4th class are working on a survey of local clubs and sports that the children participate in. We are hoping this will give all children some ideas as to what happens in their locality and hopefully it will encourage more children to participate and to be more active.