This week we were busy with workshops and talks. We had to catch up on our reports from the last few weeks and we had to finish off our Mini-Company reports for the competition. We had a talk on Bullying on Tuesday (see the review below) and some of us made St. Brigid's Day Crosses. The Mocks started in school for the 3rd and 6th years and thankfully we had a day out! We went to the BOG! More on that later!!!
'Better than Bullying' workshop
On Tuesday 30th January, a lady came in to do a 'Better Than Bullying' workshop with us. Firstly, she started telling us about her personal experiences with bullying, in work and with cyber bullying. Then she told us about the dangers of social media and the consequences bullying has on people. This really hit us hard as it made us think about everything we do over social media and that anyone could going through a tough time. She showed us the diagram that shows the three different people in an act of bullying, the victim, the perpetrator and the witness. In every act of bullying there is always the victim who is bullied on by the perpetrator(s) and then there is the witnesses who know about the bullying, some of these people willing to step in and help and the others do not intrude.
We then watched a video of good Samaritans risking their lives to save others. This video was sad and happy at the same time and it really touched our hearts. At the end the lady handed us out a survey that we did anonymously about our personal lives relating to bullying. Overall we all found this workshop extremely helpful as bullying affects us all whether we are the victim, perpetrator, a witness or we know someone who has been one of these.
St. Brigid's Day Cross-making
On Thursday the 1st of February, 6 Coláiste Bríde girls went to Castle Gardens Retirement Village in Enniscorthy to make Saint Brigid’s Day
crosses. We went there for around an hour and a half. We were sent in twos to three different areas. We then had to demonstrate to the old folks how to make Saint Brigid Crosses. In my area only one person wanted to know how to make Saint Brigid Crosses, it took a while and it looked like a different variation of a funky Saint Brigid's cross!😂
All the rest of the old people just wanted us to make them one for their bedroom, so we set off making them. We made around twelve each if not more, they absolutely loved them. Many of them offered us money. Of course we didn't take it. I really enjoyed it and so did the old folks.😂
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