Visit from Dundalk Soup Kitchens

2Donnard students had Rose Bailey come in from Dundalk Soup Kitchens to talk to the class about the great work that takes place at St Patricks Church. Rose explained how this service is so vital for people of Dundalk and surrounding areas to make a difference to their lives, when they are experiencing hardship.

The students collected non-perishables to donate to the Soup Kitchen and presented their collection to Rose on behalf of Bush Post Primary CSPE Project, with their teacher Yvonne Wynne. Well done to all who contributed to the collection!!

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Comhairle na nÓg members collect award

Well done to our 5 Comhairle na nÓg members who collected their Special Award on behalf of Louth Comhairle na nÓg at The Public Participation Network (PPN) Gala in Bellingham Castle 23/11/16.

They won the special award for the Voluntary and Community award in the Youth and Children section.

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Michael Mc Killop visits Transition Year in Bush Post Primary.

On Friday last, Michael Mc Killop visited Bush Post Primary School. For those of you who do not know Michael, he is a Triple Gold Medallist Paralympic Champion and World Record holder at eight and fifteen hundred metres. He was working with our Transition Years through the Sky Sport Living for Sport Programme. Our school has been running this programme for the last two years. 

He began the morning by telling the students his story of how he became diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a baby. He spoke at length about the support he received and his intrinsic motivation to be the best at anything he does. Michael then outlined his journey from Primary school to representing his country in Athletics. He continued to talk about how he trains every day to overcome his disability and showed the students numerous videos of him winning various World and Olympic titles and breaking World records.    

After a small break he started to teach the students about the Sky Sports Living for Sport Programme. He did this through the Six Keys to Success.  The six keys to success are:

1.     Mental toughness

2.    Hunger to achieve

3.    People skills

4.    Sports and life knowledge

5.    Breaking barriers

6.    Planning for success

 

The six keys to success are designed to help young people develop valuable life and social skills that will help them in and outside of school, now and into the future.

Michael then used the six keys to success model to show the students how to set achievable targets for themselves. By the end of the theory class, each student had set a number of goals that they want to achieve in life and identified the steps to achieve these goals.   

He then took the students out to the track where by they took part in a variety of teambuilding games to further enhance what he spoke about earlier in the morning. The day was a truly valuable experience for the students and was wrapped up by the students taking selfies with Michael and his Olympic Gold Medal.   

 

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Trip to The Plough and The Stars

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The students of 5th and 6th year English enjoyed an evening at the theatre last Friday as they got to grips with one of Sean O'Casey's most acclaimed plays The Plough and the Stars. Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising 1916, it is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. The Plough and the Starsis regarded as a masterpiece and it was a great opportunity for the students of Bush to truly understand and commemorate the events of 1916 while enjoying the art form of such a fantastic stage production by the Navan Theatre Group. 

 

 

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  • Concern 24 Hour Fast

    Second year students from 2Oriel, Bush Post Primary school, presenting a cheque to Sorcha Grisewood, Concern, as part of their CSPE Action Project with their teacher Ms Yvonne Wynne. 
    This second year class gave up various different items for their sponsorship money. Some students gave up food, while the majority decided to give up the use of social media and using technology for entertainment for 24hours. A huge congratulations to all involved, as they raised a huge amount of money for a worthy cause, €656. concern
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