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Bridge Integrated Primary School

Educating resilient, reflective, resourceful, respectful learners

News 2023- 2024


Safer Internet Day 2024

Today throughout our school, pupils celebrated Safer Internet Day 2024 through a variety of fun and informative activities. Please chat to your child about what they have learned and take time to ensure parental settings and controls are set up on the devices your child may use at home.

This year's theme was:

Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’. 

This year we focused on looking at change online, this includes: 

  • Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology e.g. AI 
  • Using the internet to make change for the better 
  • The changes young people want to see online 
  • The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline  

We hope you enjoy our video below.  More photos from classes will soon be uploaded.


Celebrating Chinese New Year 2024
Both P7 classes had a wonderful morning at Banbridge Academy celebrating Chinese New Year. They all thoroughly enjoyed a range of Chinese New Year Roadshows - from making Chinese dragons; making Chinese masks; and competing with partner schools to showcase their Mandarin knowledge. We also loved watching very talented performers wearing their traditional Chinese clothing. 
A very big thank you again to CINIUU staff for inviting us to share and engage in such a wonderful, cultural opportunity!

P5 Enjoyed a Visit from Author Declan Carville

Both P5 classes enjoyed an excellent workshop with the author, Declan Carville on Wednesday 31st January.  the pupils were totally engaged and loved finding out about how Declan writes his stories.  His story nelly Fandango was a firm favourite.  Declan shared some tips for writing stories, which was perfect timing as P5s are currently writing their own fantasy stories.  Pupils explored a variety of feelings as we followed the character Nelly on her journey through the story.

A huge thank-you to Declan for coming in and to the AMMA Centre for sponsoring these creative workshops.

Congratulations to Our January Award Winners

Choir Spread Some Festive Joy

Our wonderful choir sang in Tesco on Wednesday morning. The event was such a success and great fun we are singing again at Campbell's Eurospar on Wednesday 20th at 10am - weather permitting!

Christmas Performances

Click below to see photos of the super performances from P1,2 & 3

P1 and 2 ‘ Santa’s Hat’

P3 ‘Wriggly Nativity’

Celebrating Anti-Bullying Week 2023

This year we started off Anti-Bullying week with Odd Socks Day to remind us all that we are all different and unique.  Throughout the week all classes participated in a variety of activities to promote the anti-bullying message and clarified what bullying is.  We talked about who we can talk to if we feel upset or annoyed about something. 

On Friendship Friday we celebrated the importance of having good friends and simply enjoyed wearing comfy clothes and doing fun things with our friends.

At Bridge we know how important it is to include everyone in games and play happily together.  What a super way to raise awareness and celebrate friendships.

Banbridge Performing Arts

In-School Festival November 2023

On the 14th November 2023 Banbridge Performing Arts In-School Festival took place in our school.  The Pupils were amazing and certainly impressed the adjudicator, Mrs Patricia Mulligan and festival secretary, Mrs Helen Tranmer who gave really positive and encouraging feedback to all pupils.  Each and every pupil should feel super proud of themselves.

Well done everyone!  We are so proud of you!

Shannagh-More 2023

This week (16-20th October) both P6 classes headed off to Shannagh-More for a fun packed few days of outdoor challenges and adventures.  Pupils embraced all the new activities, supported and encouraged each other and overcame some individual fears and goals of their own.

P6LS were there from Monday 16th  to Wednesday 18th October 2023.  Everyone had an amazing time and the adults who accompanied the pupils, Mrs Devlin, Mrs Turley and Mr Fusco were so proud of everthying they achieved.  Excellent teamwork, a sense of personal growth and pushing themsleves out of their comfort zones was evident throughout the trip.


P6LS in Shannagh-More

P6PS in Shannagh-More 

Special Rewards with Mrs Roleston for lots of different reasons

EVO Soccer Tournament 

Congratulations to both our teams who won their finals at EVO soccer tournamnet on 5th October.  A great start everyone! We are so proud of you all!

Missing Monkeys

We welcomed Mr Charlie Graham back to Bridge IPS on 26th September.  He shared his latest book 'Missing Monkeys' with pupils.  The children loved the story and it caused lots of giggles.

Christmas Food Drive

A huge thank-you to all our pupils and parents/guardians who contributed much needed food to our Christmas food drive.  P.7 helpers helped to pack up all the food which is being donated to two local food banks - Via Wings and St. Vincent de Paul.  Mrs Roleston and her mum headed out on Monday 18th December to distribute the food to Via Wings and St Vincent de Paul made their collection on Tuesday morning. We  really hope that our contributions help support local families.

Swimming Achievements in P5


Well done to all the pupils in P5 who completed their school swimming lessons in term 1.  Lots of proud happy faces from everyone who tried their best and were delighted with their own personal achievements.

Cross Country Race

Congratulations to all or brave runners who braced the cold weather to participate in the recent cross country race with Heather on 1st December.

Excellent running everyone! We are so proud of you all!

Freckle Champions in Term 1A

Amazing use of Freckle in Bridge IPS from September!

Almost 22,000 activities completed across P3-7. Keep up the good work everyone!  On 14 November a celebration of the top users in each class from P.5-7 was organised and enjoyed by pupils.  Congratulations everyone!

Accelerated reading is back up and running in P5-P7

Lots of enthusiastic P5-7 readers in Bridge Integrated Primary School have made an excellent start to their reading journey this term.  Pupils enjoy reading a variety of books, recommending titles to their friends and completing related AR quizzes.  The efforts of readers of all abilities are celebrated within their classes. Pupils set themselves individual as well as class targets and many are looking forward to some treats before the Halloween break.

Congratulations to Oscar who has already read one ,million words in term 1A.

Roots of Empathy Begins in P5O

P5O were very excited to meet their tiny teacher baby Pyria for the very first time. Big sister Aiyanna-Rose was delighted to welcome her baby sister and her mum into her class.

Meet Our New Librarians

Our school library is up and running again this term. New librarians have been appointed by Mrs Wilson and Mrs Wakely. The were very busy painting and decorating the library windows, tidying, organising books ready for clas visits.  Our enthuisiastic team love helping classes on their visits to the library.

P7 Lifeskills Group Enjoy Making Pasta Sauce

Harvest Service 2023

P4 and P5 pupils enjoyed preparing and presenting our annual Harvest service on 12th October 2023. Well done everyone - you were super!

FREE Microsoft Office

Parents please note that Microsoft Office is free to all pupils and staff. 

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