6th Class Autumn 2021
The 6th class hike to Glendalough is a very popular annual event and a rite of passage for 6th class. Reports this year are that this year’s 6th are extremely fit and that the hike took thirty minutes less than usual because of this. Many thanks to Mr. Dodd for organizing this important event on the 6th class calendar.
Well done to the talented students in Mr. Dodd’s 6th class who helped mark an historical event that occurred at Greystones Harbour on this date, the 25th October, in 1910. Those in attendance were high in their praise of the historical re-enactment.
You can read more about the occasion on THIS link from Greystones Guide which includes a video of the re enactment of a confrontation between suffragettes Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Hilda Webb and the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Augustine Birrell. Thank you to Greystones Guide for recording this event for posterity.
Thank you too, to Rosemary Raughter of the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society who invited the students from St. Brigid’s to participate. Whenever we pass by the plaque that was put up today we will be reminded that we were there on this day.
Thank you also to Barbara Flynn Photography for the great photos of the occasion.
Congratulations to both Mr. Dodd’s & Ms. Murray’s 6th Classes St. Brigid’s NS. They won 1st PRIZE for primary schools in an ALL-ISLAND SCHOOLS HISTORY COMPETITION for primary and secondary school. This was in the Women’s History section. The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ competition is sponsored by the Department of Education, Mercier Press & UCC’s School of History ,and supported by the ‘History Ireland’ magazine.
Sixth class pupils that participated in the La Touche Legacy’s Annual Festival of History
Mr. Dodd’s class performed a drama on three women who lived through the War of Independence and who had connections with Greystones: Grace Gifford, Kitty Kiernan and Sinéad De Valera. You can get a taste of their wonderful performance HERE
Ms. Murray’s class did excellent project work on these women. You can learn more about these three brave women HERE