News 2015 - 2016

 

Awards Assembly and P.7s Final Day in Bridge

On Monday 27th June we celebrated the many talents of pupils in Bridge in our annual prize giving assembly.  It was lovely to see many parents who came along to show their support and share part of P.7s last day before they embark on the next stage in their life's journey in their chosen secondary school. 

P.6 Taster Day at Newbridge

On the 20th June both P.6 classes enjoyed a fun-filled day at Newbridge College. Pupils got to try out some master classes in subjects such as Art, Drama, Home Economics, Technology, ICT, Science and visit the Library.

A huge thank-you to all of the staff and pupils from Newbridge College for their very warm welcome.

Click NEWBRIDGE to se some more photos.

Bridge Pupils Cheer in the Irish Cup

Past pupil Jonny Tuffey returns to Bridge to show off the Irish Cup, recently won by Glenavon.  Pupils cheered and clapped on his arrival into the assembly hall.  His son Carter in P.2 couldn't have been prouder!

Bridge Celebrates  Our New DIGITAL LEADERS

Today we had a visit from Daniel and Christine from iTeach.They were here to help announce the setting up of the Digital Leaders programme in Bridge. ITeach is a company that promotes the use of Ipads in schools and helps both students and teachers learn how to use them as a creative learning tool.

A month ago the program was opened up to the boys and girls in P6S. We were invited to apply for the scheme and after completing our application forms eight of us were invited to an interview.

Mr Scowcroft asked us some very tough questions which made us think about how we would be a suitable candidates for the digital leaders scheme. Then he announced that six of us Megan McPolin, Hannah Kennedy, Holly McKibbin, Erin Hillis, Grace Feeney and myself, Lewis McMaster, had been successful.

Since our appointment we have learnt how to set up apple tv in classrooms and know now how to connect it to the school network.We have also been learning how to use apps such as Skitch and Garageband, so that we will be able to show the teachers and our peers how to use them. With Mr Scowcroft we have sat down and identified other apps that will be useful to the schools development in ICT and we are going to be working hard to learn how to use them.

Today we had a visit from Daniel and Christine from iTeach.They were here to help announce the setting up of the Digital Leaders programme in Bridge. ITeach is a company that promotes the use of Ipads in schools and helps both students and teachers learn how to use them as a creative learning tool.

A month ago the program was opened up to the boys and girls in P6S. We were invited to apply for the scheme and after completing our application forms eight of us were invited to an interview.

Mr Scowcroft asked us some very tough questions which made us think about how we would be a suitable candidates for the digital leaders scheme. Then he announced that six of us Megan McPolin, Hannah Kennedy, Holly McKibbin, Erin Hillis, Grace Feeney and myself, Lewis McMaster, had been successful.

Since our appointment we have learnt how to set up apple tv in classrooms and know now how to connect it to the school network.We have also been learning how to use apps such as Skitch and Garageband, so that we will be able to show the teachers and our peers how to use them. With Mr Scowcroft we have sat down and identified other apps that will be useful to the schools development in ICT and we are going to be working hard to learn how to use them.

Sports Day 2016

Bridge held its annual sports day on Wednesday 8th June 2016. It was a fantastic event enjoyed by the whole school community.

Click SPORTS to see lots of photos.

P.1-P.3 photos will follow asap.

P.1 & 2 Trip to Evergreen Fort

P.1 and P.2 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Evergreen Fort.  The children enjoyed petting lots of animals and had lots of fun in the park, on the bouncy castle and in the barrel rides.  An excellent venue for families to try out over the summer holidays!

Click EVERGREEN to see more photos of all 4 classes.

Bann10K and Fun 2016

Huge congratulations to all the pupils, parents and staff who took part in the Bann 10K or Fun Run!  It was amazing to see so many children and parents from Bridge out enjoying the fantastic atmosphere and enjoying running or walking the route.  It was a fantastic event enjoyed by over 1,200 people on the night.

Massive congratulations to Heather Ardis and everyone involved in the planning, organising or running of this event. A huge team of volunteers work very hard behind the scenes to ensure the event runs smoothly and everyone should feel extremely proud that it was such a huge success, it this, it's 10th anniversary!

“Walk To School Week”  16-20th May

This week is Walk to School Week. 

As a school we encourage walking to school for a number of reasons:

  • Contributes to recommended 60 minutes of exercise a day
  • Increased exercise can reduce risk of children growing up with diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
  • People in cars exposed to up to 3 times more pollution than those who walk.
  • Less traffic around the school will reduce the risk of serious accidents and possibly save a life.
  • Children can learn road safety/life skills through experience.

We encourage as many children as possible to take part even if it is only WOW (Walking Once a Week)

Remember “Combo journeys” are encouraged, ie park a little way from the school and walk the rest of the way, Possible locations include the Parish Centre, the Group Surgery or Centra. Bikes and scooters can also be used.

P.6 Fairtrade Bun Sale

On Thursday 12th May, both P.6 classes worked together to organise and host a very successful bun sale to raise awareness of Fairtrade. Lots of delicious buns and cakes were prepared at home by our enthusiastic P.6 children and of course their willing and generous parents.

Click here to read more and see some photos of the day: Fairtrade

Get on Your New Bike Harry...

Congratulations to Harry who won this fabulous bike in the Big Pedal raffle!
Congratulations to Harry who won this fabulous bike in the Big Pedal raffle!

Raffle Winners Proudly Display the Queen's 90th Birthday Coins

Congratulations to all of the boys and girls who won a special coin to commemorate the Queen's 90th birthday.  A pupil from each class was selected from a raffle and we're all delighted to receive their coin in today's assembly, Friday 13th May - lucky day for them!

Children from P.4-P.7 who won celebration coins for the Queen's 90th birthday.
Children from P.4-P.7 who won celebration coins for the Queen's 90th birthday.

Smiling faces from pupils in P.1-P.3 display the Queen's 90th birthday coins.
Smiling faces from pupils in P.1-P.3 display the Queen's 90th birthday coins.

Past Pupil Shenna McKiverigan dominates

Track Championships

Shenna McKiverigan (Powerhouse Sport) was the star of the National Junior Track Championships in Dublin, completing a clean sweep of Gold medals in the 4-event Women`s Programme. Shenna had to take 4 months off the bike due to injury and this
is a magnificent achievement for the Gilford teenager; and added to her tally of three Golds in last year`s Championships, brings her total to 7 National Junior Track Titles. It is not thought than any other Junior rider can match this total in their 2-year window of Junior competition.

Huge congratulations to Shenna for all of her success.  She represents a positive role model to our own pupils.  Through hard work, dedication and commitment she has achieved amazing results in her cycling career so far… watch this space as she has much more she still wants to achieve.

P7 Trip To East Midlands

Primary 7 pupils have been having a fantastic time in the East Midlands enjoying outings to Pili Palas Butterfly World, Drayton Manor, Black Country Museum and not least Cadbury World!! The weather has been gorgeous and we are so proud of our P7 pupils who have  been commended by many people for their excellent behaviour and politeness. Many happy and lasting memories have been created  together! To see more click Birmingham.

P7 Confirmation Service

Primary 7 pupils made their confirmation on Sunday 17th April in St Therese Church, Banbridge.  Each confirmation pupil played a special part in the service through presenting gifts, reading or by singing. The pupils were well supported by family, friends and staff. The school choir also took part in the service.

 JEP County Showcase Day in Titanic Museum

A number of  P7 pupils represented our school extremely well when they attended the Titanic Museum to showcase the products they had created though our Junior Entrepreneur Programme.  They talked with business men and woman, adults and pupils from different schools, explaining how their product had been created and sold. The highlight of the day was an inspirational talk from Rory Best, Ulster rugby captain, where he attributed most of his success to hard work and determination. Our thanks and gratitude go to Mash Direct who guided us through a very rewarding JEP journey. Click JEP for more photos.

The Big Pedal 2016

Thank you to everyone participating in The Big Pedal!

Remember to wear a helmet and walk your scooter or bike when inside the school gates.

We hope the weather will be favourable to enable us to have an enjoyable fortnight.

 Look out for some more great photographs on the school website as we will update regularly.

Presentation to Carl Frampton

On Friday 8th April Carl Frampton, his wife Christine, his daughter Carla and little son Rossa came into Bridge for a special assembly.  Carl was asked to accept a special token of thanks for  coming onto our school during Integrated Education week to celebrate harmony.  Mrs Devlin commissioned past pupil Tara Curran to create a special picture of a boxing glove entwined with the school tie.  Carl was delighted to accept this lovely picture and was quite emotional as this was also, sadly, Carla's last day in our school, as they are moving away from Banbridge.

We wish the whole family much happiness in their new home and hope that Carla enjoys her new school.

Picture presented to Carl Frampton  created by Tara Curran
Picture presented to Carl Frampton created by Tara Curran

Let's Go Fly a Kite...in Key Stage 2!


On Thursday 7th April Key Stage two pupils had the opportunity to design and create their own kites. This was organised by our hardworking Parents' Group. Pupils had lots of fun selecting their design template then colouring in a whole variety of wonderful designs. Each kite comes with a 30 metre string so look out for some our wonderful kites flying somewhere near you!

Pupils from P.1-4 will have the opportunity to make kites next Thursday 14th April.  

Click on Go Fly Your Kite to find out more and see lots more photos of Key stage 2 pupils being creative!

 Colouring Competition Winners

 

Congratulations to Noah P.1M and Olivia P6T who won the recent colouring in competition, organised by the Bank of Ireland.

 

Mrs Reynolds Inspires Children to get interested in Science

 

Mrs Reynolds demonstrated some air pressure investigations to classes during 'Science Week'.  Pupils enjoyed getting actively involved and trying out some fun experiments.

 

Drop it and Read a Real Book!

On Friday 18th March pupils came to school in their comfy pyjamas with a non-fiction book of their choice.  Throughout the day special bells signalled that pupils and staff could stop working and enjoy reading some non-fiction books, magazines, newspapers or articles on the Newsdesk online. Pupils enjoyed sharing some new facts and information they learned with their peers.

 

Adam wins Kindle in Sustrans Active Travel Prize Draw

Adam from P7DY was delighted when his name was selected for a free kindle in assembly on Tuesday.  His name had been entered into the draw because he had made 10 active journeys or more to school, an initiative inspired by Sustrans.  In order to encourage children to participate our school parents group kindly donated a kindle for the prize draw.

Well done to Adam and to all our pupils who have been consciously making their journey to school more active during February. Keep up the good work:-)

 

World Champion Carl Frampton Shares his Success

with Bridge

Bridge Welcomes World Champion Carl Frampton

On Tuesday 1st March Bridge was honoured to welcome Carl Frampton, World  Super-bantamweight Champion.  Carl very kindly gave of his time to come into school with his IBF world title belt to share with the children.  Every class had the opportunity to get a class photo taken with Carl and he talked to pupils about how he started out as a boxer, the dedication and determination needed to get where he is today.  

Click Champion to see more

Frampton All the Way...

On Monday 29th February everyone in Bridge IPS was so excited to see World champion boxer, Carl Frampton dropping off his daughter Carla to school, after his big win on Saturday night.  

Congratulations Carl!  The whole school community can't wait for him to come into school on Tuesday to show off his World Title belt!

 

P.1 Enjoy Some Fun in the Snow

 

A Victorian Christmas At The Argory

 P7's had a visit to The Argory where they thoroughly enjoyed learning about Victorian Christmas traditions.  Acting as poor Victorian children pupils made a beautiful corn angel typical of a Christmas decoration made during this era.  Christmas crackers and the skill of quilling would have been common amongst the rich and pupils had the chance to write greetings for their family.  A tour of the family home followed leaving all of us amazed at the wealth and grandeur of a wealthy Victorian family.  Click here to see more photos The Argory

 

P.1 & 2 Perform Santa's Setback

 

P.1 and 2 performed their Christmas play for the school and family members on 15th December.  It was wonderful to see all of the pupils on the stage in colourful costumes with smiles on their faces as they performed and sang songs.  For P.1, this was their first big performance, so some may have naturally felt a little nervous and also very excited. P.2s on the other hand were able to display how much they have matured and how brilliantly they had learned their speaking parts and/or words for their sings.  All of the pupils were absolutely wonderful and should feel very proud of their performance.

Click SANTA to see more photos

 

 P.6 and Choir Prepare for Carol Service

Over the past few weeks P.6 and the choir have been busy getting  ready for our annual Carol Service in Holy Trinity Church on Friday 11th December at 1.30pm. The service was a huge success and all the pupils involved should feel very proud of themselves!  It was lovely to hear the church filled pupils, proud parents and staff singing together.

Well dine to all the P.6 and choir pupils!

We would like to say a huge thank-you to Mrs Kerr and her family who have very kindly made beautiful nativity costumes which you can see in the photos in the link below.

 

Click CAROL SERVICE to see some more photos.

 

Jumping Clay....Great fun for all today!

What fun being able to make a Christmas decoration with the help of the Jumping Clay experts! 

Click SANTA to see some more photos.

 

Ditch the Dark Day will be on Friday 4th December

Well done to all of the pupils and parents who made a huge effort to travel to school wearing bright, reflective gear. Many pupils travelled to school by walking or on their bikes and scooters. 

Click here for more information: DITCH the DARK

 

New ICT Suite

Just a  few images of our lovely new ICT suite.  More information to follow

Pink Day

On Friday 2nd October Bridge IPS was a sea of pink as pupils and staff came into school wearing lots of pink clothing.  This was more of a challenge for boys but most children made a really super effort to show their support for Action Cancer and Macmillan Cancer charities.  Pupils each brought in £1 and their contributions will be split between these two very worthy charities. 

A total of £487.04 was raised of the day. 

A huge thank-you to everyone for your kind donations.

 

 Northern Ireland Karate Champions

Hannah-Rose and Rihanna P.6T proudly display medals they won at the recent Northern Ireland Karate Championships on 10th October 2015.  Hannah-Rose won a gold medal for kata and a gold medal for team kata.  Rihanna won a gold medal for team kata, a silver medal for fighting and a bronze medal for kata.   Congratulations girls!

 

 Halloween Dress-Up and Fun

 Click HALLOWEEN to see lots more photos of all the costumes and fun activities organised by the Parents' Group.

 

To see lots more photos click:

P.6T Shannagh-More 2015

 

P.6S Shannagh-More 2015

 

P7 pumpkins on Display at The Outlet this Halloween

Primary 7 pupils were given a pumpkin (provided by Tesco) to carve in their own unique way.  They did a fantastic job and felt proud to bring these to The Outlet on Friday morning, where they will be on display to the public over the Halloween holiday.  They are certainly worth seeing! Click here to see more Pumpkin Fun!

Well done to the P7 children and thank you to our parents for lending a helping hand.

P.6T Decorate Minion Buns with Julie

from Vanilla Cake Company

Click MINION to read more and see photos.

EURO FUN and Sponsored Walk

29th June 2016

What an amazing day to celebrate the completion of our sponsored walk organised by BIPs Parents Group and what better way to celebrate than with a EURO soccer tournament sponsored and coached by EVO Soccer. Fantastic costumes and great fun for all.  

Click EURO to read more and see lots of photos.

Look what arrived in the Post...

Bridge receives New Gaelic Kit 

Bridge Integrated Primary School has just received a new Gaelic Kit kindly sponsored by some local businesses.

The jerseys were sponsored by

  • Brian Campbell of Campbell’s Eurospar in Banbridge.

The shorts and socks were sponsored by

  • Dean Church, DNC Fabrications, father of Noah and
  • Michael Feeney, Feeney Gaelic School, father of Grace, Hope and James.

We, in Bridge, are very grateful to these local businesses for their contributions and kindness.

Assembly to Celebrate Mrs Glendinning's

Time to Bridge

On Friday 17th June we were delighted to welcome back Mrs Glendinning for a special retirement assembly.  She was treated to some beautiful singing from the choir and P.7, a thoughtful acrostic poem read out by pupils throughout the school and a wonderful video of pupils from P.1-P.7 recounting their special memories of her.  Current and past members of BIPS parents group also recognised and celebrated all the hard work she has done for them over the years.

Mrs Glendinning was really taken aback and really appreciated  everyone's efforts.  After 28 years of dedicated service in Bridge she is indeed very sad to leave, as are we to see her go.  We wish her all the very best in her retirement and hope that she enjoys some quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who she treasures.

A Few Pictures from the rehearsals of Oliver


Bridge Film Club wins National Film Buff Award

Huge congratulations to Mr Scowcroft and his film club who have won both the Silver and Gold Film Buff awards from INTO FILM.  We are the only school in the whole of the UK to have won such an award - the first school in over 16,00 schools involved in Into Film. Wow!  The film club members all received special Gold and Silver Film Buff certificates and are being rewarded for all of their hard work with popcorn and the opportunity to go to the cinema to see a movie for free.  Well done to all of the children involved and a huge thank-you for Into Film for making this all happen.

P.5 Attend Cycling Velodrome Event

On Friday 10 June, both Primary 5 classes participated in the Velodrome event provided by the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Pupils had the opportunity to ride the bicycles and negotiate ramps while racing each other.

Bicycles, helmets and protective armbands were provided. The children were given advice and instruction on how to complete the cycling event.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this cost free outing and all children had the opportunity to participate, receive a medal and meet the Lord Mayor!

Well done to all cyclists, this was a fantastic opportunity for outdoor learning and exercise on a beautiful sunny day.

Thank you to the organisers.

Click VELODROME to see photos.

P.1 Go in Search of the Gruffalo

Primary one enjoyed a fantastic day out at Speedwell Trust, Parkanaur Forest Park. The day was based on children's favourite book; The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. The children got to do lots of fun craft activities linked to the story and of course went into the forest in search of the Gruffalo himself!

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

a fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good...

P.5 Trip to W5

P.5 enjoyed a fantastic trip to W5 on 20th May.  They had lots of fun looking at the properties of materials and experimental work - making slime.  Pupils got to explore all the exhibits and had a great time climbing the beanstalk.

Click W5 to see more photos of both classes

  Gaelic Match

On Wednesday 18th May, Team Bridge went to Clann na Banna grounds to play a Gaelic Match against St Colman’s Laurencetown. Thankfully the rain stayed away!

P.4 and 5 team played brilliantly! There was lots of scoring!

P.6/7 match was tough and Bridge really rose to the occasion.

Of course it is the taking part that counts….but let’s say both teams did the school proud!!

All finished happy and enjoyed the experience! A real team experience!

Many thanks to Michael and Gary who refereed the matches.

Thanks to Parents - Gillian, Shelly, Kerrie and Mary for the lifts.

Well Done boys and girls!!

David Huntley From C2K NewsDesk Visits Bridge 

Friday 13th May turned out to be a very lucky day in Bridge Primary as P.6 received an unexpected visit from the editor of the NewsDesk, David Huntley.  

He visited both P.6 classes to congratulate them for all of their hard work in writing some super reports for the C2K NewsDesk.  David asked the P.6 what they liked about the NewsDesk and about what types of articles they themselves like to read and write about.  It was lovely to see and hear our pupils so engaged and motivated.  The NewsDesk has definitely inspired them to want to write and share their news articles or stories with pupils from schools throughout Northern Ireland.  

One of the features that all pupils love about NewsDesk is the fact that they can write comments about other children's work and that they in turn feel really pleased and proud when they read some of the affirming comments children write about their own articles.

We would like to thank David for coming to visit us.  Both David and Amelia are doing a brilliant job writing interesting news articles for children to read and are inspiring the next generation of writers.

If you haven't yet had a look at the NewsDesk from home please do.  You just need to log on using your C2K username andy password!

P.6T couldn't believe their luck when David Huntley came in to congratulate them for all of their hard work on the NewsDesk.
P.6T couldn't believe their luck when David Huntley came in to congratulate them for all of their hard work on the NewsDesk.

David tells P.6S how pleased he is with all of the articles they have written and their comments.  P.6S ask lots of questions about what makes a good article for the NewsDesk.
David tells P.6S how pleased he is with all of the articles they have written and their comments. P.6S ask lots of questions about what makes a good article for the NewsDesk.

Amelia From NewsDesk visits Bridge

On 4th May 2016 we were delighted to have an unexpected visit from Amelia, the deputy editor of the C2K Newsdesk. P.6T were chosen as class of the month for April and received a special certificate in recognition for all of their contributions. 

Amelia spoke to the children about how pleased the NewsDesk was to receive all of their comments on the daily news reports and congratulated pupils for some of the amazing reports that they have written themselves.  P.6T had the chance to ask Amelia lots of questions and are keen to get writing their next reports.

All pupils in P.6 and in P.4W also got some lovely bookmarks and stickers as well.  A huge thank-you to Amelia and David from the NewsDesk for helping us inspire our pupils to read up-to-date non-fiction articles and to write for a much wider audience.  All pupils agreed that having people 'like' their work and write positive and encouraging comments has really made them feel good and inspired them to encourage others.

Huge congratulations to Abbie who was one of ten lucky winners in the NewsDesk's recent Endangered Animals Writing competition.  Abbie was delighted to receive her goodie bag, special certificate and badge.
Huge congratulations to Abbie who was one of ten lucky winners in the NewsDesk's recent Endangered Animals Writing competition. Abbie was delighted to receive her goodie bag, special certificate and badge.

Oliver displays a copy of this week's Banbridge Chronicle, which he himself is featured in.  He is promoting and encouraging as many of us as possible to participate in the Banbridge 10K or fun run on May 25th.  Money raised from the event will be donated to Meningitis Now.   As Oliver turns ten this year and the Bann 10K and Fun Run celebrates its 10th anniversary let's show our support and take steps to fight this disease.
Oliver displays a copy of this week's Banbridge Chronicle, which he himself is featured in. He is promoting and encouraging as many of us as possible to participate in the Banbridge 10K or fun run on May 25th. Money raised from the event will be donated to Meningitis Now. As Oliver turns ten this year and the Bann 10K and Fun Run celebrates its 10th anniversary let's show our support and take steps to fight this disease.

To register for the event please click on the link below

https://online.athleticsni.org/ps/event/Bann10KFunRun2016

P.1-3 Create Some Amazing Kites

Click Kites to see more photos.

Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday

As the Queen gets ready to celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday 21st April we thought we would commemorate this event by sending her birthday cards from each year group throughout the school. P.6 pupils below display the seven cards created by P.1-P.7.

Author; Valerie Thomas Writes to P.4W

P.4W were very excited to receive a very special letter from Australia in the post on Tuesday 12th April.  It was a lovely letter from the author of the 'Winnie the Witch' series of books, Valerie Thomas. 

P.4W had read a number of the very funny Winnie the Witch stories earlier in the year and has used these as a stimulus to write their own story about the character Winnie.  Mrs Whan sent a letter off to Valerie Thomas with copies of a few of the children's own stories.  Tom's story; 'Winnie Tries to Get a Boyfriend' was voted as the class favourite! 

Valerie Thomas said she really enjoyed reading the children stories and let the children know that her latest story is about Winnie and her Cat Wilbur helping Santa to deliver presents! That will be one to look out for in the book stores later in the year.

Well done P.4W. 

P.4W's author story has been shared with the C2K NewsDesk and the editor David Huntly has featured it today (Thursday 18th April) as one of the headlinejs stories. He hopes that it will inspire more children and teachers to have a go at writing to authors to get some feedback.   Have a look and see and don't forget to post a positive comment!  

See advice on our homepage to access the NewsDesk from home.

Healthy Breaks on Offer at Bridge

The school canteen is now offering pupils the opportunity to buy a healthy break directly from school on Wednesday and Friday mornings.  Each item costs 30p. 

Genevieve the Goat Visits P.1

On Friday 8th April P.1 pupils were very excited to get a visit from Action Cancer Charity and Genevieve the Goat, who taught them all about healthy eating and keeping fit.

Oliver's Inspiring Story Makes Headline News

on C2K Newsdesk

 

Oliver in P.6T, like many other P.6 pupils has been inspired to write for C2K Newsdesk, which offers children the platform to write for a wider audience.  He has followed Noah's lead and has written a wonderful report about his own life called 'My prosthetic Legs' which was featured as the Headline story on Tuesday 22nd March.  It is humbling to read how determined and positive Oliver is! 

There was huge excitement in P.6T throughout the day as Oliver and his peers were able to go on and comment on his report and read comments left by other children throughout Northern Ireland.

To quote Oliver: "I love all of these comments from people all over the country. It is very supportive to me and they make me so happy when I read them."

Have a read of his inspirational report and other super reports by children in P.6 for yourselves by logging into c2k My School from home or school.

Don't forget to like and leave a positive comment!

 

 Noah's Report Makes Headline News on

C2K NEWSDESK

 

On Friday 18th March Noah in P.6T was delighted to see that his report 'Our World in 100 Years' was made into the feature news story of the day by David Huntley, Editor of the Newsdesk.  He received huge praise from peers in his class, his class teacher, Mrs Devlin and throughout the school.  David described Noah's article as 'exceptional' and Noah was so proud when he was described as a gifted writer.  

It was lovely to see many classes, including his own, spontaneously clap and celebrate his achievement.  I think he has inspired many more children to write in the hope that they also  get their articles published on the Newsdesk.

Have a read of his amazing report and other super reports by children in P.6 for yourselves by logging into c2k My School from home or school.  

Don't forget to like and leave a positive comment!

 

 

Big Bang Science Demonstration at Newbridge

On Wednesday 9th March P.6 pupils were invited to Newbridge College for very exciting Science demonstration. Pupils were in awe  of some of the amazing experiments, with Callum and Aimee being lucky enough to be chosen as volunteers. A huge thank-you to the Science department in Newbridge for inviting us along. We hope it will inspire pupils to embrace the exciting opportunities that Science has to offer. 

 

Celebrating Integrated Education Week

Four P7 pupils had the opportunity to visit Stormont as part of Integrated Education Week 2016. Zara, Katie, Jamie and Harvey were all excellent representatives of Bridge IPS. The celebration took place in the Long Hall. The P7 pupils had the opportunity to hear about integration and its importance in our society. They also took part in a drama along with 70 other children from integrated schools throughout the province. Katie did us proud when she was selected to read part of the poem.

 

This exciting day was finished off with a well-earned lunch in McDonalds!

Celebrating World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March all classes celebrated World Book Day in a variety of ways in their classrooms.

Click WORLD BOOK Day to see more photos.

 

Thinking Day 22nd February 2016

 

Mid Ulster Karate Campions

 Well done to all of our pupils who took part in the Mid Ulster Karate Championships, which took place at the Banbridge Leisure centre on Saturday 23rd January. Congratulations for participating well and bringing home some beautiful medals!

 

P.6S Enjoy Computing Programming Workshop

On Wednesday 9th December P.6S enjoyed a computer coding workshop by iTeach.  

Click:CODING to find out more.

 

Santa's Grotto

 

Bridge hosted a very special visitor on Friday evening, 4th December: SANTA!

Santa was in residence in his Grotto and was visited by many of our pupils with their families.  The evening was a huge success as many families enjoyed a very special visit and photograph taken with Santa. Activities such as face painting, story time with Mrs Claus, craft activities, a disco, food and drinks and an ECO stall ensured that everyone had a great evening. 

This event was organised by BIPS Parents Group and all the staff helped to ensure that this was a very special evening.  

A huge thank-you to everyone who helped out in any way; parent helpers, all staff and Tesco for donating Christmas tree lights. 

Click SANTA to see more 

 

Bridge is Getting Ready for Christmas

Some of our very talented classroom assistants have been very busy this week transforming our windows into a winter wonderland, all ready for Santa on the 4th December.  It has been so lovely to hear the children's reactions as they walk down the corridors and admire the Christmas scenes.  It is safe to say that it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...

 

Sustrans Active School Travel

On Friday 27th November, Dave from Sustrans came to award the school with our Active Travel Bronze Award.This was due to the amazing work carried out by the school community last year.

We walked to school during Walk to School Week, we participated in Ditch the Dark Day, we took part in the Keep Safe poster competition as well as taking part in surveys, lessons on the history on the bike and cycle training.

Many thanks to the amazing effort made by everyone.

Dave also promoted our Ditch the Dark Day, and left some prizes for lucky winners next Friday 4th December.

Remember to decorate your uniform with fluorescent/reflective materials and walk, cycle or scoot for part of your school journey.

Some children were given reflective waistcoats last year, so have a look for these at home.

Other classes have stored theirs, so please ask for one.

With continued work this year we can aim for our Silver Award.

Remember to smile for the camera on Friday 4th December as their will be junior photographers capturing the bright pupils as they come down the drive. You may see yourself on the website!

 

Fun with Teddies for Children in Need

Primary 1, 2 and 3 children enjoyed a fun filled 'teddy bear day' on Friday 13th November in their efforts to raise money for Children in Need. The total raised was over £400.

Click TEDDY to see more photos.

 

NSPCC Workshop

Primary 6 and 7 pupils enjoyed a very informative assembly and follow up workshop led by the NSPCC.  Pupils learned about how they could keep themselves safe, the importance of sharing problems with a trusted adult and about all the services provided by Childline.

 

P.2 Trip to Palace Stables

 

P.2 had lots of fun on their recent trip to Palace Stables.

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Harvest Celebrations October 2015

 On Thursday the 8th October Primary 5 pupils led our whole school celebration of the Harvest Service. We were delighted to have Reverend Dr. Mark Gray from Bannside Presbyterian Church to celebrate with us.  The primary five pupils performed their prayers, readings and acting brilliantly and the whole school community was extremely proud of their efforts.  Well done boys and girls!

Click HARVEST to see more photos

 

Donated Food

Mrs McKiverigan and budding volunteers from P.7S got busy sorting all of the food which was kindly donated by pupils and parents.  All of this food will be shared locally between the Storehouse Banbridge and St. Vincent de Paul Charity.

Click: FOOD to see photos of the food being handed over to Mrs McClatchy and Mrs Kerr.

Once again thank-you everyone for your very generous contributions.  They will make a huge difference to local people.