Category: ‘Student Projects’

March 22- Alice in Wonderland

April 7, 2022

Amazing show yet again by PWC players “ Alice in Wonderland “ last Friday 👏👏- boys from 3rd class / Mr Cunningham and Mr Kennedy got the great opportunity to see the show .. and loved it ! Special mention to our 6th class boys from Syria whose first experience it was seeing Panto ❤️❤️ Thanks to Anne Coughlan and all at Birrtheatre Offaly for their support of our school 🙏👍😀

October 2021 – Modern art projects

October 20, 2021

Artistic talents
Congratulations to our school winners of art competition- Fionn / Cody / Harry / Yegor / paddy and Cayden ( pictured below)
These boys go on to represent the school in the Birr credit union art competition- great talent as you can see from their pictures in the background- thanks to Ms Makim and Mrs Kelly for their support of visual arts in our school. There are also some fantastic modern art projects ongoing at the moment around our school involving 5th class ! Some school areas have been transformed by modern graffiti art and a lovely child friendly mural drawn linking the junior and senior school. Thanks to Ms Jessica Fitzgerald and Ms Makim for the inspiration #loveart

school debating team 2021

October 20, 2021

School debating team
We have a talented and hardworking group of boys who are representing the school this year in the Midlands school debating competition. The competition is via zoom and Round 1 is against Shinrone with the title—Billionaires should not travel to space. We wish the team well in the debate.
Team—Shane Dillon / Charlie Hoctor / Robert Landy / Leeland Delaney / Michael Kelly and Peter Spain. Thanks to Ms Grace and Mr Crofton for their preparation with the team. ( Pictured)

March 21- REMOTE Learning local history

March 5, 2021

6th class kept it local this week with their project work. Some amazing efforts on local history.
Well done boys, 5 more school days and hopefully back in school.
#distancelearning
#birrcastle
#birrhistoricalsociety
#staysafe

Dec 20 – Christmas art display

January 14, 2021

❤️Birr ❤️ Birr ❤️
This Christmas the town has really supported our boys yet again 👍
Thanks to Tom Kelly of Kelly office supplies ( proud past pupil 😀 ) for sponsoring great prizes for our school Xmas colouring competition- Thanks to our talented staff member Ms Michelle Makim for designing the picture titled “ Christmas in Birr “ Well done to the winners who were presented with their prizes last week by Tom. The winners and selection of excellent entries are on display on Main Street over the christmas if families want to view when out for a stroll- thanks to Michael Lyons for kindly allowing us to use the shop front – our effort at adding some Christmas cheer to the town this year 👍 #shoplocal #keepsafe

December 20- International Migrant day

January 14, 2021

St Brendans PS proud today to celebrate “ international migrants day 2020” – we have many international students who consider Ireland and Birr home❤️ Radwan came today to present us with a damask rose and a jasmine plant which are both associated with Syria and the capital Damascus- the boys from 5th with their buddy Abdel delighted to accept and we will plant and mind them 😀

Halloween 2020

November 1, 2020

Well done to our 6th class storytellers who created some lovely ” scary stories this halloween ” – They can be viewed on the schools YOU TUBE CHANNEL-
Enjoy !

Oct 20 – Medieval Castles Project

October 28, 2020

Great work by 4th class with Mr Carroll and Ms Makim in their ” Medieval castles Project” – The boys put in a super effort and the castles are now proudly on display – well done boys !

June 2020- 6th class Hoodies

June 28, 2020

St Brendan’s PS Birr – Class of 2020
We were so proud to say a huge thank you and congratulations to our 24 boys from 6th class last Wednesday night as they “graduated “ primary school.
In light of NPHET recommendations we held a “ virtual Graduation “ via ZOOM which was a great success.
The boys all wore their special “ Class of 2020 “ hoodies which were purchased for them all by our generous Parents Association and BOM.

Niall Crofton
(Principal Teacher)

VEX Robotics

February 19, 2020

Offaly VEX Robotics 2020

This year boys from 5th and 6th took part in VEX Robotics with Mr Cunningham and Ms Doyle. Ten boys from each class were split into 4 groups
Group 1 and 3 built one robot and group 2 and 4 built the other. Building the robot was easy but if one part of the robot was wrong you would have to make it again. We built the Robot arena in the hall.
It was annoying to build the cubes but it was fun. The coding for the Robot was the most difficult. We had to code it to pick up cubes and you had to get the perfect angle to turn it.
We went to Tullamore Secondary School to compete against 28 different schools, we didn’t win but we all had a good day.
Written by Dylan Clear 6th Class.