Bridge Integrated Primary School

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Bridge Integrated Primary School

Educating resilient, reflective, resourceful, respectful learners

Shared Education 2019-2020


This year all classes will explore the theme of similarities and differences in their partnerships.  They will build on and develop friendships and their skills in Literacy, PDMU and ICT.


Primary 1

P.1 pupils ar enjoying getting to know each other and making new friends with their partners from St. Ronan's.  

On 3rd March 2020 Primary ones showed Shared Education in practice at St. Ronan's to a group of special visitors; principals from Los Angeles and our Education minister Peter Weir.


Primary 5

Primary 5 had a very busy day with their friends from St. Ronan's on Thursday 27th February exploring cultures and foods from around the world.  Mrs Davis and a number of parents who originally come from other countries shared their cultures, traditions and foods.  P.5 also enjoyed a workshop with Sentinus where they had to work in teams and build a structure. 


P.1 Put the Fun in Fun House

On Wednesday 26th February P.1 enjoyed playing together and making new friends with pupils from St. Ronan's during their first session together in the Fun House in Newry.

P.6 Celebration Day 2019

On Tuesday 17th December P.6 had the chance to relax and have lots of fun with their Shared Education friends from St. Ronan's. After a busy term working together in each others' schools and online via Google Classroom they celebrated the endow their programme with a brilliant day in Air-tastic.

P.5, P.6 & P.7 enjoy the Friendship Four Ice Hockey Game

in the SSE Arena on Friday 29th November 2019


P.6 Term 1 2019

This term P.6 started off our Shared Education journey by filling in an online quiz in Google Classroom to look at some of the similarities and differences within and between our classes.  In our first face to face session on the 9th October children explored the opening of the novel 'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom'. Pupils analysed the main character Bradley Chalkers and discussed what made him stand out within his classroom.  They drew what they thought he looked like and described their initial impressions of Bradley using evidence from the text and some of the implicit meanings.   Look at some of their super work below. 


In session 2 P.6 learned all about Internet Safety and we were delighted to welcome PSNI Constable Rankin in to talk to the pupils.  We had lots of fun playing games to get children to stop and think about what was/wasn't appropriate to say and do online.  As part of our project this year pupils are participating in online discussions using G Suite and this session reminded children to stop and think before they post because once a comment/photo is up there it is hard to take back.  

Shared Planning for Anti-Bullying Week - 11th-15th November 2019

Anti-bullying ambassadors from both schools had lots of fun planning engaging lessons for classes during Anti-Bullying week in November 2019.

P.7 HIP Workshop

P.7 enjoy a 'Helping Improve Performance' workshop in Bridge.  Thanks to HIP for sharing important strategies for how to stay in control of our emotions.

Video-Conferencing in P.4S

On Friday 25th October P.4S tried out video conferencing for the first time. It was amazing to share our learning with our friends from St. Ronan's without even leaving our classroom.  FaceTime on a bigger scale (:-)


Video-Conferencing in P.6

Both P.6 classes had their first video conference on Thursday 24th October.  We have been doing some work on the novel 'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom' so in this session we played a Guess Who game with each other to try to work what character was being described.  It was a great experience and pupils really enjoyed sharing their ideas with their St. Ronan's friends on the big screen! 


P.4 Buddy Film Makers of Tomorrow

Primary 4 enjoyed creating background scenes and props before filming their very own stop animation movies!