Our School Grounds

At Scoil Bhride we are very lucky to have a large amount of space in the field behind our new school. This field was originally part of the parish grounds and through it was a laneway to the original Parish Priests house.
Photo of our field

Only the walls of the old priests house now remain and these walls will form the backdrop to our new walled garden and outdoor classroom. Here we are currently creating our school garden in which we hope to grow a large selection of fruits, vegetables, flowers and other plants.

On the wall of the old house we have placed a blackboard which will form part of our outdoor classroom. In spring and summer we will be able to have some of our lessons outside in the sunshine and in the fresh air.

In the middle of the field will be our hurling pitch. Here we hope to practice our hurling and camogie skills to help us to win Laois Championships again and again!!.

Our Sculpture Trail

As our building project was underway in 2011/12, the school applied for funding to create a permanent artwork on the school grounds. Funding was approved and it was decided to create a sculpture trail leading to our new school garden.

Artists Mark Ryan and Maree Hensey were commissioned and undertook their research in consultation with the pupils. The final pieces are inspired by the pupils ideas and concepts.

The sculpture trail will be launched shortly,together with a guide to our five beautiful sculpture pieces.

Our New School Garden

We have been very busy during September and October creating a new school garden. The project is now almost complete and we have already commenced planting. Autumn is a good time to plant bulbs and some vegetables, so the daffodils and onions have been set in the ground just before the arrival of the first frost! Our new Poly-Tunnel has been fitted and we look forward to creating seed pots for planting outdoors in the spring.