School report: Arklow CBS and Coláiste Bhríde



contest of mind

We received the good news this week that Arklow CBS has been selected as one of six schools across the country as the winner of the #mybikestory Twitter contest by Green Schools Ireland. Congratulations again to all those who participated in the National Bike Week last week and in particular to the 1B CSPE class for the organization. We won a class film screening to celebrate our achievement.

Irish workshop for TY

All TY students participated in an Irish workshop “Seó Bóthair” by Conradh na Gaeilge on Tuesday morning. The Seó Bóthair is an interactive workshop dedicated to the promotion of the Irish language. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as.

Now on Instagram

Arklow CBS is now on Instagram. Follow our page @Arklow_CBS for all the latest updates and photos.

New senior Gaelic jerseys

We really look forward to a return to competitive sport here at Arklow CBS, it’s been a long time.

How well these guys are going to look like running on the pitch in our new Gaelic soccer jerseys provided by JFsports (

The kit consists of senior players Dean Kelly Farrell, Seán McCarthy, Padraic Bermingham, Calum O’Neill, Oran Kelly, Steven O’Toole, Adam Mullervy, Kyle Kelly, Oran Dunning and Paidi Kavanagh.

Senior geography field trip

All sixth-year geography students traveled to Glenart Woods to study the river at Poolahoney Brook on Wednesday. The geographical survey is worth 20% of the examination for the graduation certificate in geography. The weather was wonderful and everyone had a great day.


SciFest 2021

Well done to our TY students from last year who successfully participated in SciFest 2021. Despite all the challenges of Covid-19, nearly six hundred projects were judged. Each student who participated in a project will receive a certificate recognizing it.

Major prizes were awarded to Shane Roe and Fionn Crowe for their project “Can speed be measured accurately without using radar? They won the Institute of Physics award for their efforts.

The second grand prize went to Eve Hannay, Páidí Shannon and Dylan Fisher. Their project was called “A survey to find out whether students in school sports teams have fewer cases of depression than their peers.” They won the Fenergo Communication Award for their efforts. A full breakdown of the results can be found on

Our current TYs will be working on their projects shortly. We wish them good luck.

Clothing collection

Our Global Citizen Education team is organizing a collection of clothing to raise funds to support our partnership with Self Help Africa. The collection will take place on Wednesday October 13 at St Brigid’s Hall. Students will be on hand to receive items between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. that day.

The items will be stored on stage and picked up by Cash for Clobber the next day. The following items will be accepted: reusable clothing, pairs of shoes, handbags, belts, clean bed linens, curtains and hats.

Resumption of sports activities

The green light was given this week to resume sports training in schools and here at Coláiste Bhríde, we didn’t need to be told twice. The Carnew Emmets field was a hive of activity with all the GAA teams starting their training throughout the week. We would like to thank Carnew Emmets for the continued use of their land. It’s very appreciated.

The last group of students to represent the school in March 2020 was our senior women’s football team when they traveled to Kildare for a Leinster Schools game. It was only fitting that this same group would be the first to don the CB jersey after an 18-month break. The girls hosted Gorey’s Community School in a challenge match and started the season with a very impressive victory.

We wish all the teams the best of luck as they begin their Leinster campaigns in the coming weeks. It feels good to be back.


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