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Bridge Integrated Primary School

Educating resilient, reflective, resourceful, respectful learners

News 2014 - 2015

Click here to view Excellence Awards 2014-2015

Prize Giving 2015

Our P7 Award Winners
Our P7 Award Winners
P.6 Award Winners
P.6 Award Winners


Boal Family Win Sustrans Active Travel Survey Competition

Congratulations to the Boal Family who won Sustrans recent competition, for completing an active travel survey.  The there sisters proudly display their prize - a gift card for £30 from Tescos.


P6 STEM Group Receive Awards

P6 pupils involved in a STEM project with Newbridge College and St. Francis Primary receive special certificates and medals at a recent award assembly in Newbridge College.

A huge thank-you to Mr Thompson, Mr Edgar and all the staff at Newbridge for organising this assembly in recognition for pupils' efforts.


Fashion Show is a Huge Success


We are delighted to report that the recent fashion show, held in the Bannville Hotel, was an enormous success.  This very popular event was organised by Bridge Parents' Group, who had a very dedicated team of parents who generously gave up so much of their own time to plan a show that was enjoyed by all who attended and the many children who participated.  The Parents' Group succeeded in raising almost £6,000.

To see some photos click: CATWALK 


   P.6 Taster Day at Newbridge

On the 4th 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 Econmics, 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.


Physical Activity Study By Lee Rooney


Currently, Lee Rooney is carrying out a study with a number of pupils from P.5-P.7, to look at the contribution of Physical Education towards the overall physical activity of 8-11 year old children.  His study will investigate pupils' physical activity levels/patterns.  Lee is carrying out tests which are designed to measure the amount of physical activity each pupil participates in on an average week.

So far pupils from P6T, P.6S and P.5R have be issued with a physical activity monitor (similar in size to a pedometer) at the start of the test process. The monitor was worn around the waist for 4-7 days, and measured the amount and intensity of physical activity pupils participated in on a day-to-day basis. 

Pupils are keen to find out, at the end of the research period, just how much physical activity they do and is it enough to keep them healthy?  

Slideshow above shows P.6T with their accelerometers, P.6T displaying how physically active they are in the playground and 3 pupils from P.S getting kitted out with Lee. 


Bridge Celebrates Rugby Success of Past Pupils: Jake and Jamie 

Past pupils Jake Chambers and Jamie Mullan were welcomed back to Bridge Primary School this morning (28/4/15) to share their success in Schools Cup and Medallion Shield.  The boys proudly displayed the trophies and then had the opportunity to celebrate the success of current Bridge pupils by giving our some Excellence Awards.

Well done Jake and Jamie and a huge thank-you for coming back to Bridge to share your successes with us.


P7 Pupils Had A Ball In Edinburgh

Staff and Primary 7 pupils had a fantastic time in Edinburgh complete with superb weather and lovely sunshine.  They visited a wide range of tourist attractions such at Edinburgh Castle and the Safari park. To see more photos click on Edinburgh 2015


Pupils Enjoy New Play Equipment


Pupils throughout our school have been enjoying playing with a variety of new playground equipment, which the school has invested in.  It is wonderful to see pupils actively playing outside and having lots of fun!


Tom Sweeney 


Tom Sweeney swept into Bridge on Thursday 16th April with his guitar, funny stories and songs and had all pupils and staff enthralled.  Tom's great  sense of humour and fun songs ensured that everyone joined in and had a fabulous time!  Singing some favourite traditional songs with a good helping of witty banter, pupils enjoyed a fun singing session with lots of laughs along the way.

A huge thank-you to Tom for coming in!  


Internet Safety


On Monday 13th April, local PSNI officers, Jill and Colin, from Banbridge Community Branch came in to talk to P.6 and P.7 pupils about how to stay safe online.  When questioned pupils demonstrated very good understanding of both the benefits and the dangers on being online.  Jill and Colin discussed some of the many dangers pupils can potentially face online and stressed the importance of keeping personal information private and never meeting up with someone you meet online. Pupils were encouraged to think carefully before they post any text or images online as we all leave a 'digital footprint' and what we say and do online can and does affect others.   Jill and Colin were very impressed by many of the pupils' responses and we hope that what they learn in school and from today will ensure our pupils make the right choices and keep themselves safe online.


To find out more about Internet Safety please click on the links below:



Jumping Clay Workshop


On Friday 27th March Bridge Parents group organised some Easter fun for pupils. Two Jumping Clay representatives worked with pupils throughout the school to create really cute Easter chick magnets. Those children involved had super fun creating their models and found Jumping Clay really easy to work with. 

Many thanks to all of dedicated parent volunteers for organising this event.

So far only Key Stage two photos have been uploaded  but keep checking - foundation and Key Stage 1 photos will be uploaded on Monday.

Click JUMPING CLAY FUN to see what we were up to!



Bridge Footballers Proudly Display Medals

Our Football team proudly display medals they won on Wednesday 25th March during a football tournament in Newcastle.
Our Football team proudly display medals they won on Wednesday 25th March during a football tournament in Newcastle.


P5R Visit FE McWilliam Gallery

On Tuesday afternoon P.5R were invited to attend a workshiop in the FE McWilliam Gallery. The pupils enjoyed a tour of the art gallery and had the opportunity to develop skills in charcoal drawings.

Click: FE McWilliam to see more photos.


Solar Eclipse


On the 20th March staff and pupils came to school, anticipating with great excitment, a sighting of a solar eclipse. This much talked about event was due to be seen in Banbridge around 9.30am. Sadly but also thankfully it was rather cloudy and we were able to go outside and have a look. We did notice a significant darkening of the sky and could at stages see the eclipse well, whilst trying to avoid looking directly at the sun.

Click ECLIPSE to see some photos taken by Emilie P6T and to Read Will's report P.6T.


Bend the Rule Day


This year's red noses, which were really fun characters proved to be very popular with 560 being sold throughout the school.

On Friday the 13th March there were not very many children in their school uniform as the majority of the school choose to wear their own clothes in their efforts to raise money for Comic Relief. Pupils had fun selecting what rules they could 'bend' for the day with no homework on Thursday being a big favourite. Thank-you so much to all of our parents and pupils for making this event a huge success and raising much needed money for a very worthy cause. Enjoy looking at some of the photos: RED NOSE DAY

Total money made on the day was: £530! Thank-you evryone for your very kind contributions.


P7 are inspired to become budding young entrepreneurs!

Primary 7 pupils thoroughly enjoyed an excellent workshop organised by Cathy Morrison, one of our P7 parents.  She gave our pupils examples of famous entrepreneurs and explained what qualities they displayed to achieve their goals. An interactive session then gave them the chance to create a new product and think about Pricing, Promotion and Selling Power.  The morning was brought to a climax when pupils had the opportunity to listen to and ask questions with 4 local entrepreneurs. All in all it was a fantastic morning providing opportunity to think about the attributes of a successful business person and also provided a wonderful stimulus for our forthcoming International Café venture.

Please click on Budding Entrepreneurs to see more photos


100% Attendance Awards

Well done to all those who had full attendance at school throughout Term 1.  Over 100 pupils received a certificate for this achievement and a prize draw took place to give one pupil a family pass for the cinema.  There was also a  lucky winner drawn from each class who received an individual cinema ticket.

Could you be in with a chance of winning a prize at the end of Term 2?

If you're not in, you can't win!! :-)


In Bridge PS this week the children have been celebrating Money Week. There has never been a more pressing time to teach children how to handle money and to encourage good financial habits such as saving. Teaching financial responsibility is vital and we hope children in Bridge have learnt some personal finance education in a fun and creative manner!

Click MONEY to see photois of the children hard at work!


P4W ICT Project with AMMA CENTRE

This year Bridge IPS is lucky enough to be chosen as a focus school to work with the AMMA Centre, Armagh. P.4W and P.5R have been chosen to work with the centre's staff to create a fun ICT project which will enhance pupils' ICT skills and confidence.

P4W have been working with Niall and Graeme from the AMMA Centre this term, who have really got the children enthused and stimulated, looking at different types of shots in film and creating their own music using Garageband.

Click PHOTOS to see P4W in action!

To see some of the valuable work that the AMMA Centre does click on their website link below: 


Girls Football

Two teams of girls proudly received certificates for participating in recent football tournament.

Well done girls!


Author: Nicola Pierce Visits P.6

On Wednesday 14th January 2015 P.6 welcomed the author, Nicola Pierce. Children are currently studying the Titanic, as their World Around Us topic and are reading Nicola's fiction book called 'Spirit of the Titanic'. Nicola spoke to both P.6 classes about how she got the idea for this story and how she spent over 6 weeks researching the Titanic before she could start writing.

Click here to read more: NICOLA PIERCE


Open Afternoon 8th January 2015

Staff, pupils and parents celebrated pupils' hard work in recent open afternoon. Bridge gave a warm welcome to parents as we celebrated pupils' efforts and achievements on display throughout the school.

If you were unable to make this event we hope that the photos will give you a flavour of the day.



Primary Seven Pupils Step Back In Time on Monday 15th December!

On Monday 1st December Primary 7 pupils arrived in Victorian costume to be sternly greeted by their rather strict and formal Victorian teachers.  The bell rang and whilst in their straight, orderly lines pupils were reminded that in this era 'Children should be seen and not heard!'.  The tone was set for an amazing day of history coming to life.  Lessons by candlelight, chanting tables, using chalk on slates and writing copious lines were just a few of the memorable experiences pupils took away from their Victorian School Day. 

For a taste of their day click A Victorian Schoolroom.


Bridge Choir Celebrate 'An African Christmas'

Our school choir is really excited to have the opportunity to sing at the Waterfont, in Belfast with the African Children's choir on Thursday 11th December 2014.  We are one of 12 schools, which includes some 500 pupils, who are lucky enough to be part of this amazing and inspirational experience.  Staff and pupils involved can't wait for Thursday night.  Here's hoping everyone has a fantastic night!


P6 Trip to Shannagh-More

P.6T enjoyed three fun filled days in Shannagh-More from Mon 17th Nov to Wed 19th Nov.  The kids embraced all of the outdoor pursuits activities and had a fabulous time.

Click P6T in Shannagh-More to see photos

Click P.6S in Shannagh-More to see photos


Anti-Bullying Week 2014

This week in Bridge, pupils and staff throughout the school have participated in Anti-Bullying Week 2014.  This year the focus has been taking a stand against all forms of bullying behaviour…..... Together We Will Make a Difference – END BULLYING NOW!  Posters and poems have been displayed throughout the school.  Well done to everyone involved.



Armagh Planetarium

As part of our WAU studies on Earth & Space Primary 7 made a trip to Armagh Planetarium for some hands on experiences. Videos, presentations and practical workshops took learning to a new level.  The puipils particularly enjoyed making their own rockets and then launching them outside.

Click Planetarium to see more


Bridge Primary School and the Sustrans Active Travel Programme

This year our school has been selected to take part in the Sustrans Active School Travel Programme.

The programme aims to promote the benefits of walking, cycling and scooting to school. This in turn leads to improved physical activity, independence, safety awareness and a healthier environment.

Dave is the representative and he will be visiting our school throughout the year to develop the programme. We have been introduced to his amazing bike, Buzz, and he has conducted surveys to help assess the way forward.

Thank you to all those who participated in the P5-7 pupil and parent surveys. The winner of the Tesco Voucher Draw will be announced shortly.

We look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of this programme throughout the year.


Claire Wilson

Health and Safety Coordinator


P2 Trip to Palace Stables

In October 2014 P.2 enjoyed a fun trip to Place Stables to learn all about apples during their annual 'Apple Week'. Pupils learned all about how apples are grown in orchards to how they arrive in supermarkets/shops for us to buy. Children were shown how apple juice was extracted from apples a long ago and also had great fun creating little apple baskets.

Click here to see some photos: APPLES


European Day of Languages

To celebrate European Day of Languages on the 26th September Bridge pupils showed off their Italian style by coming to school wearing Italian colours. Mrs Dowds brought a little bit of 'Italy' to all classes with pupils enjoying learning about the country of Italy, some of its famous landmarks, Italian foods and of course a little bit of the language.  

P.2W show off their style below.

Click on the link below to see more photographs.    ITALY


Daisy Lodge Open Day

16th September 2014 


The Cancer Fund for Children kindly invited Bridge Integrated Primary School to see their brand new therapeutic short break facility, Daisy Lodge, just outside Newcastle.  This was as a thank you for the School having taken part in their fundraising campaign READ-ON last year and raising £1,600 for the charity.  Mrs Whan accompanied by 4 of the school’s top fundraisers; Emilie, Katie, Lauren and Shannon to the open morning last Tuesday.

The group were looked after royally by the charity’s representatives and enjoyed a tour of the existing teenage facility ‘Narnia’ and the new ‘Daisy Lodge.’ They also took part in a fun music workshop. The girls really enjoyed the visit and described what they had seen as ‘awesome.’

It was lovely for our pupils to be able to see how the money they helped to raise will help children with cancer and their families experience valuable time together, in a beautiful location.

A huge thank-you to all of our children, parents and extended families for raising the money and we hope that it does indeed make a real difference to the lives of those families who visit Daisy Lodge.  Thank-you to all of the staff and volunteers who made our children and Mrs Whan so very welcome.

P6 Enjoy Outdoor Challenges

During their recent trip to Lurgaboy Activity Centre P. 6 displayed excellent teamwork, determination and a great sense of fun. 

Click: FUN to see all the super photos.


Keep Safe Competition Winners

Well done to to all of the pupils who won the recent Keep Safe Competition. Below is a photo of the class winners:

P.1TM Rachel              P.5R Rebecca

P1SM Daniel               P5W Megan

P2W Luke                   P6T Ruby M

P2D Harry                  P6S Nathan

P3SD Peggy               P7YR Jodie

P3D Adam                 P7R Jackson

P4W Corin       

P4BS Martin

Key Stage 1 winner Jack C P4W

Key stage 2 winner Jamie P6T

(photo to follow)


Town Sports 2015

Click: RUN to see some photos of this event.


Sports Day 2015

Click: SPORTS to see some action shots from the day and remember podium photos are still on sale at the school reception desk.


P.6 Bikeability Cycle Training


Sixteen P.6 pupils were lucy enough to have the brilliant opportunity to take part in Bikeability Cycle training programme, which was organised by Our Sustrans advisor Dave and Mrs Wilson. This training is designed to give pupils the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on today's roads. 

Pupils had three days of training, during which they had to endure some very wet weather. However the children did not let the weather dampen their spirits and had fun along the way.

To see more photos click: GET ON YOUR BIKE


P.6T Scarecrow to Enter Scarecrow Competition


This Friday 7th May P.6T's scarecrow, created as part of our work on the Wizard of Oz, during World Book Day, will be entered into a Scarecrow competition at Garden Show Ireland 2015 at Antrim Castle Gardens by Mrs Davis.  Megan, Holly, Lewis and Connor were the lucky children whose names were pulled out of the hat and will accompany Mrs Davis to the event on Friday.  Here's hoping they have a lovely day!


 Nepal Fundraising Day


We had a non-uniform day on 1st May, to help raise money for Nepal. On the 25th April an earthquake hit Nepal. Due to this disaster many people have died and more than 6,000 people are injured and many left homeless. We must help the people in Nepal by donating money. Our donations will secure the delivery of medical supplies, also, urgent food and water to this country.


Fluorescent/Reflective Jackets - Gift from Sustrans

Don’t the Primary 6T children look eye catching in their new jackets?
Don’t the Primary 6T children look eye catching in their new jackets?


More news about our Active Travel Initiative with Sustrans

This week (beginning 20th April) Bridge Primary School received jackets from Sustrans as a reward for participating in all the events in our first year of the Active Travel Programme. These include the Active Travel Surveys, Ditch the Dark Day, The Big Pedal and Sustrans Active Travel Workshops.

We are grateful to Dave for his on-going work with our school.

Parents and Pupils: Many thanks for your continued support with Active Travel this year. We still have some more activities lined up, for example, Walk to School Week, 18th-22nd May 2015, and the Keep Safe Poster Competition.

Also a group of 16 primary 6 pupils will be participating in safe cycling workshops on the 5th, 6th and 8th May

Watch this space - more photos will follow!

Click here to read Sustrans Active Travel Newsletter Spring 2015

Tennis Demonstration

On Thursday 23rd April Philip and Catalin from Tennis Fundamentals came in to give us a fun demonstration of tennis.  Pupils enjoyed cheering both coaches on as they competed against each other, demonstrating key tennis moves.  Staff and pupils also enjoyed actively participating as well.  Lots of encouragement   from the audience was praised by Philip and Catalin, who complemented pupils' excellent behaviour.

A huge thank-you to Philip and Catalin for coming in!

Click: TENNIS to see a few more photos


Aikido Club Members Receive Certificates


Martin Acton proudly presented members of his Aikido club with Certificates of Achievement from the Aikido Institute for completing six weeks in a self defence course . 

Well done boys and girls!


Grace and Hope: Proud Competition Winners


Grace P.5R and her sister Hope, P.2 proudly display medals they won in a recent poetry competition organised by Bannview House Care Home.  Both Grace and Hope together wrote a lovely poem about getting older.  Well done girls!  We are all really proud of you!

When I Grow Old

I'm not looking forward to getting old

because it makes me sad.

It makes everything inside me feel bad.

When I visit my grandda in Bannview

I look around.

I don't want silver hair,

I don't want to lose my pearly whites teeth

I don't want wrinkles on my face but that's the way it is.

When it happens

I have to accept

That's the way life goes for us all.


By Grace and Hope


P.1 Easter Egg Rolling Competition

On Monday 30th March 2015 Primary one children, their teachers and assistants enjoyed a fun-filled morning rolling eggs, getting in the mood for Easter.

Click EASTER EGGS to see more photos.


P.6 Host Fairtrade Bun Sale



On Friday 27th March 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


Bridge Hosts Student Teachers from Stranmillis


For the last 6 weeks Bridge has had the pleasure of having two first year student teachers from Stranmillis College in Belfast. Both Laura and Sarah spent their last day with us on Friday 27th March and they sum up their time in Bridge below.

Laura Ervine: I have had the pleasure of spending six weeks in Bridge IPS in P.2W and P.5R for placement.  Both the staff and pupils have made me feel so welcome here and I have learnt so much.  I really enjoyed teaching the pupils and getting to know them, as well, they've all been great! I'd just like to thank everyone for making my first placement such a brilliant experience and it's definitely something I won't forget!

Laura Hamill: During my six weeks in Bridge I have been provided with such a rewarding experience, both professionally and personally.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in both P.4BS and P.7DY.  Each class has showcased unique qualities evident in a classroom, and therefore have helped to reinforce my ambition of becoming a primary teacher.  I would like to say an immense thank-you to all the staff and pupils for making my time in Bridge so very memorable and for welcoming me into their wonderful school.

Gaelic Tournament 


On Thursday 26th March some of the children involved in Gaelic Training travelled to Tullylish to play some matches against St Colman’s Bann, Laurencetown.

The wind and rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the kids and they were soon in full swing!  The team did very well and enjoyed the chance to put skills learnt into practice!  Even the sun made an appearance!

Best player chosen was Ben, P.6S – Well Done!

Watch this space – lots more opportunities to follow for the boys and girls in Bridge!

Many thanks to Mark, Helene and Mary for helping with travel and for their support!

W5 Going Green Workshop

Click: Going Green to find out more.


P.5R ICT Project with the AMMA Centre


This term P.5R have been lucky to be chosen as the second class to work with the AMMA Centre as part of a project to develop and improve their ICT skills.  Mrs Reynolds has worked closely with Niall from the AMMA Centre to design a project to enhance their WAU topic of Natural Disasters.

P5R have enjoyed working with Niall, an ICT co-ordinator from Amma centre. They were able to use various applications on their ipads and create a group iMovie. Paper app was used to create drawings of Natural Disasters on their ipads. We used green screen to video our Natural Disasters presentations and project backgrounds from camera into our video shots. We now have a much better understanding of how movies are made.

Click NATURAL DISASTERS to see more photos. 

The Big Pedal



Click: BIG PEDAL to see a few Key stage 2 photos and find out how we got on after three weeks fo the Big Pedal

The Big Pedal started with a day of snow, in spite of which, we had three brave individuals who either scooted or cycled to school.

Momentum gathered during the week and we have had up to 99 pupils bringing bikes and scooters to school on a given day. We hope these numbers will continue to rise throughout the next two weeks of The Big Pedal. We are continuing to climb the ranks in the nationwide tables.

Well done to all those who are taking part including the walkers! These numbers have been steadily rising also.

Primary 1, 2 and 3 are in the camera spotlight this week. Please look out for the other classes in the coming fortnight.


Bridge Celebrates World Book Day 2015


On Thursday 5th March 2015 pupils at Bridge IPS enjoyed celebrating World Book Day with a fairy tale theme! P1 to P3 dressed up as their favourite book characters and each year group from P1 to P7 concentrated on exploring a traditional and classical tale.

Click on WORLD BOOK DAY to see some photos of the fun we had.  More photos will be updated soon!

Sustrans Bicycle Workshops


Primary 5, 6 and 7 enjoyed a visit from Dave in early February. Dave is our Sustrans representative who has been encouraging us to think about sustainable transport to and from school.

Dave gave each of the classes a presentation about bicycles and cycling.

Primary 6 and 7 were given a presentation about cycling trends across the world and Primary 5 received a workshop on the history of the bicycle.

The presentations were most informative and encouraged the children to consider cycling as a means of transport.


P.6 The Vikings Were Here...!

 On the 5th of February P.6 enjoyed a very exciting Viking Workshop.

Children got to handle lots of replica artefacts, play Viking games, dress up and do some sword training!

To see more photos click:   VIKING

P4 enjoy World War Two Workshop


P4 Pupils receive Swimming Badges

In January 2015 P.4 pupils were awarded swimming badges for achieving a variety of lengths during their swimming lessons last term.


FUN in the SNOW

Pupils in Bridge enjoyed playing in the snow on Friday 16th January 2015. Click here to see some photos: SNOW


P.1/2 Christmas Production and P.3 Nativity Play

Click here to see some photos of the wonerful children in P1-3 during their dress rehearsal on Monday 15th December.



A Victorian Christmas At The Argory

Following a very strict and formal school day, P7's enjoyed a little light relief during their 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.

For more pictures click Argory visit



P.5 Stone Age Workshop

P.5 World Around Us topic was brought to life during a recent workshop.

Click STONE AGE to see more


Book Week   

21st November to 28th November

This week marks the beginning of ‘Book Week’ in Bridge. All pupils are encouraged to engage in a range of fun reading activities in school and at home. Pupils will bring photographs or selfies of themselves reading in an unusual place into school. Prizes will be given in each class for effort and imaginative ideas! Our week will conclude on Friday 28th November with a ‘Comfy Read Day’. Pupils are encouraged to come into school in their bedtime clothes and to bring along their favourite read. Evo’s football coaches and other guest readers will visit each class, as one of the many fun activities arranged for that day.

A great week for all.

Click COMFY READ DAY to see more photos


Ditch the Dark

On wednesday 19 November 2014, we had our first ever"Ditch the Dark Day". It was an event to raise awareness of Road safety whilst encouraging Active School Travel.

Thank-you to all who participated in this event at short notice. dave, pour Sustrans representative, visited to support us in this initiative and was observing the children coming into the school grounds.  On the basis of his observations, two prizes were award. one for each key stage.

A number of children scooted, cycled or walked part of the way to school and this had a positive impact on the volume of traffic.

Thank-you all for all the efforts made to encourage your children to be Road safety aware, health conscious and ECO friendly.

Click Ditch the Dark to see more


Children in Need

Teddy Fun Day for P1, P.2 & P.3

Primary 1, 2 and 3 children enjoyed a fun filled 'teddy bear day' on Friday 14th November in their efforts to raise money for Children in Need. Children had lots of fun talking about their teddies, measuring their lengths, comparing their sizes and weighing them. Teddies even enjoyed circle time for the first time and P.1 children had fun singing a teddy rap in the library. To get fit and active children also had fun joining Pudsy Bear in a dance! To raise money for charity and develop their understanding of money P.1 pupils brought in 1ps, primary 2 pupils brought in 2ps and primary 3 pupils brought in 5ps. They all enjoyed sorting and counting the coins and thanks to help fro P.7 the final total raised was just over £245.

Click TEDDY to see more photos


Banbridge Performing Arts Festival

Monday 3rd November - Friday 7th November 2014

This week a number of pupils from P.1-P.7 participated in the Banbridge Performing Arts Festival.  Mrs Tranmer dedicated time to prepare the children and we are all very proud of how well the children represented themselves and our school.

This is the 40th year of the Speech and Drama festival in Banbridge and all pupils received a special anniversary certificate.

Click here to see photographs: SPEECH & DRAMA



Halloween Fundraising Events

BIPS Parents' Group ensured that all of the children in Bridge had great fun in the run up to half-term.  P.5-P.7 children enjoyed a 'spooky' Halloween disco on Thursday 23rd October and the Parents' Group commended the wonderful behaviour of all the boys and girls who attended, so well done boys and girls!

P.1-P.4 children enjoyed fun craft activities in the hall - dressing up, colouring in, carving pumpkins to mention just a few!  Many children came into school on Friday dressed up on Friday and you will see how amazing the kids looked in the attached photos!

A HUGE thank-you to all members of our Parents' Group and to the many parent volunteer helpers, both at the disco and at the P.1-4 event, who made these events happen.  The money rasied, as always,  will really support the whole school.  All children will benefit!

Click here to see some Halloween Photos.


Choir Bun Sale

On Friday 10th October throughout the school there was a delicious smell of home cooked buns, provided by the choir children and their families. The choir children had great fun setting up and selling their tasty buns in all resource areas.  Everyone really enjoyed eating some of their tasty treats at break time.

 A total of £371.50 was raised and this money will go towards costs to enable our choir children to go to the Waterfront Hall in December to sing with the African Children's Choir.  A huge thank-you to all of the parents who made this possible, by either helping their children bake the buns or by sending in some money to buy buns.  Your support is very much appreciated.

Click here to see some more photos, kindly taken by Lucy and Ruby M P.6T.


Bridge Goes Pink for Action Cancer

On Friday the 3rd of September staff and pupils showed their support for action cancer by wearing something to school.  Over £350 was raised to support this very worthy cause.  A huge thank-you to all of our parents for your support!

More pink day photos will follow, but for now enjoy a few from P.1TM.

Click here: PINK DAY



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