Packed programme for European week at St Brigid’s Primary School in Kildare town

Experiencing different cultures

Paula Campbell

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Packed programme for European week at St Brigid’s Primary School in Kildare town

Visiting teacher, Filipe Martins from Portugal with pupils at St Brigid's

It was European week at St Brigid’s primary school last week as five teachers from all over Europe joined in school activities as part of the eTwinning project this year.

It is entitled, ‘Culture4Kids-Beyond the Textbook’. It is a two year project 2018-2020 with six partner schools in Bulgaria, France, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal and Ireland.

The local coordinater Grainne Nugent is a teacher in St Brigid’s. ‘”The aim is to enhance and enrich children’s learning of their own cultural heritage and that of other countries through creative methods’,” she said.

“Children in Saint Brigid’s have used ICT, field trips, arts and crafts, project work, song and dance to connect with their new friends and share ideas.”

The children presented their projects, took part in Willow Weaving with Beth Murphey, made St Brigid’s crosses, demonstrated ipad lessons, practiced hurling skills, sang songs, played instruments and even danced a Céilí.