Pupils from Gaelscoil Áth Í proudly display their Gaelbhradach flag
LAST week brought great joy to Gaelscoil Áth Í when they discovered that their tremendous work during 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years, had resulted in the school achieving a Gaelbhratach flag.
The Gaelbhratach scheme involves the formation of a students’ Coiste Gaelbhratach (Gaelbhratach Committee), comprising of children from Rang a three, four, five and six. Aided by their teachers, the committee worked tirelessly to promote the speaking of Irish inside and outside of school. The committee met regularly, after school, throughout the year, coming up with ways to promote Irish. They taught Irish phrases and games to other children on the schoolyard.
Gaelgeoirí Rúnda (Secret Irish Speakers), i.e. children who made great efforts with their Gaeillge, were selected and rewarded for their efforts. Irish phrases and words were also sent home to promote the speaking of Irish amongst families at home.
The highlight of the year was Seachtain na Gaeilge 2020, which thankfully, the school managed to complete, just before the school closure in March. Activities during the fortnight included an Irish speaking guest speaker on Natural Science, a visit from Nore Valley Farm Park’s mobile pet farm, a Soccer Blitz, storytelling, a school radio show and a table quiz.
Maith sibh a pháistí agus go maire sibh bhur nuacht!