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Gaeltacht Scholarships

Gaeltacht

Seventeen students from Bush Post Primary School are heading to the Rann na Feirste gaeltacht in Donegal this summer on scholarships they have won recently. 
Gaeilge teacher Olivia Cosgrove explained "We are very lucky that we are part of LMETB. The board have supported us once again with gaeltacht scholarships. On top of that our students were successful in co,petitions for Feis Muirtheimhne and Comhaltas Uladh scholarships."
Bush Post Primary students do an oral exam for their Junior Certificate which is worth 40% of the overall grade. Attending a course in the gaeltacht supports students build on the language skills they learn at school but in an immersive setting.
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Ms. Olivia Cosgrove, Lorna Keenan, Cian McKeever, Peter Suresh, Kate Carville, Jake McLaughlin, Padraig Duffy, Leah Condon, Philip Sharkey, Cailín Keenan, Joseph Connor, Katie Mallon, Niamh Quigley, Leanne Touhy, Adam Traynor, RenéeMcGlynn, Elizabeth Shields, Éilis McSherry,
 
 

Road Safety Awareness Week April 2016

The Road Safety Authority interactive shuttle bus visited Bush Post Primary School during Road Safety Awareness week. The main aim of the visit was to raise awareness about the importance of road safety and to provide students with the opportunity to experience real life dangers on the road by using simulators. Students had the opportunity to test their brake reaction time and drive a car through a town to test their hazard perception skills. They also used the motorbike and bicycle simulator and tried the driver theory test. Road Safety Week 2016

Students sat into a car and were instructed on how to secure a seat belt properly. They then experienced the car rotating into an upside down position. They had to rely on their seat belts to hold them in firmly while sitting in the car when it was flipped over. The instructors explained the technique of opening a seat belt in order to escape from a car in the event of it ending up in an upside down position.

What some of our students said:

  • ‘The seat belt in the car is designed to save your life and I now realise how vital it is to fit and tighten it correctly in order to save your life’.

  • ‘We got a great opportunity to completely rotate in a car and this showed us how we depend on our seat belts to hold us in. We were also told about the air bags and how they push you back into your seat to protect you’.

  • ‘It is much easier to crash or hit a pedestrian on the road than you would think. My reaction time is slower than I thought it would be’.

  • ‘The interactive technology such as the simulators and brake reaction speed device were great and the car and bike simulator were very realistic with different terrains and conditions such as fog and snow to choose from’.

  • ‘I will be a lot more cautious and watch the road, other vehicles and pedestrians in the future’.

This was a terrific interactive educational road safety experience for our senior cycle students.

 

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    Proclamation Day & Raising the Irish Flag

    On Tuesday 15th March, Bush Post Primary celebrated Proclamation Day by raising the Irish tricolour flag, the Cumann na mBan flag and the Sunburst flag (Irish: An Gal Gréine) which is a flag associated with early Irish nationalism. All staff and students gathered at the front of the school to witness the 1916 proclamation being read by Evan Cronin, Justine Duffy, Megan Roddy and Cian Duffy. A modern version of the proclamation was also read out by first year student, Aoife Lynch. This was followed by the Irish National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann, being played on the bagpipes and the raising of the three flags.

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  • Home Economics Trip to Italy

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    Over the Easter Holidays 42 students accompanied by Ms Fee, Mrs Magennis, Miss O'Keeffe, Mrs Page and Mr Joyce travelled to Italy on a Home Economics Trip.
    We arrived in Rome on Easter Monday and spent the afternoon taking in the magnificent sites of the capital, including the Colosseum, the Trevi fountan and the Pantheon. Monday evening we travelled by coach down through Italy toward the breath taking Amalfi Coast. 
     
    Day 2 we woke up to the sun shining and we made our way into the town of Sorrento to visit a family run coffee roasting business and a local honey farm.  The students had the opportunity to watch demonstrations on both processes and heard about the history of both these thriving local businesses.  The most popular aspect was definitely the tasting sessions!
    Our guide then took us on a walking tour of the city of Sorrento and its beautiful scenery.  We visited the little port which provides an awesome view of Mount Vesuvius, just across the Bay of Naples. That evening we headed by coach into the hills of Sorrento to our cookery school run by Lucia. This was our first opportunity to get our hands dirty and we made an authentic Tiramisu, which in turn we devoured after our traditional Italian dinner.
     
    On the third day we awakened to another fabulous day and we set off towards the town of Amalfi and Positano.  We took the 'roller coaster' road with its wonderful views and arrived in the town of Amalfi.  Here we had a lovely lunch sitting out in the sundrenched streets and watched the world go by.  In the afternoon we visited an olive oil factory and a mozzarella farm, here we got another opportunity to learn the manufacturing processes used and had the chance to taste this local produce.  Afterwards we drove to our cookery lesson and had the opportunity to make our own pizzas.  This was one of the many highlights of the trip. 
     
    On our final day we set off for Pompeii with the Italian sun shining down.  We had a guided walking tour of this Unesco World Heritage Site.  Teachers and students alike wandered the ruins of this ancient Roman city in awe and wonder, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience.  In fact our entire trip has created lifelong memories and lifelong friends. 
     
     
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  • 2016 Celebrations in Croke Park

    As part of the 1916 celebrations in Croke Park, on Monday 7th March, Henry Malone, Ellen Ballentine and Luke Finley were presented with a copy of the proclamation and a national flag on behalf of the school community.

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