A Community Development group has been established in Barefield Village to help distribute a short questionnaire in the community. Feedback and ideas from this questionnaire will form the basis for a Community Development Plan for Barefield, so please take the time to have your say! All residents, of all ages, are invited to submit a [...]
For many years, our Clare Education Centre has been promoting the teaching of ‘Science’ in Barefield N.S. and in other schools around Co. Clare. The promotion of active learning as well as co-operative learning were the foundation on which this promotion was built. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Pupils in our Ranganna [...]
We are delighted to welcome Danny Cullinan from Zimmer Biomet, Shannon, who is undertaking a Junior Achievement Primary School programme with Mr. Seán Burns and our Rang III pupils. Junior Achievement is a primary school programme that shows young pupils the vast array of opportunities that are available for them to use their talents, imagination [...]
Science and its importance in everyday life was celebrated this week in our school, culminating in a wonderful Science Day today, where our pupils demonstrated an array of varying and exciting scientific experiments. Well done to Ms. Daly for coordinating this event and to all teachers and pupils for their enthusiastic and excellent participation. Here [...]
Members of the Green Schools Committee met this week to start planning our work for the coming year. This year we will be applying for our eighth Green Flag- Global Citizenship: Marine Environment. The Committee will be speaking at the November Assembly and we are also organising a talk for the infant classes.
Barefield National School participated in the Concern Worldwide Debating competition last week. The pupils from Ms Clune's 5th class took on the pupils from Inch National School. The motion was “Primary School children should be banned from owning a mobile phone”. The pupils were proposing the motion and it was a very close affair. In [...]
Currently, our pupils are mini-scientists. Einstein would be very proud of us! Experiments are underway in classrooms involving: Forces, Magnetism, Properties of Materials, Characteristics of Materials, and Electricity. Teachers are amazed with the ingenuity and initiatives shown by their pupils. A major Science Exhibition Day is planned in our Halla for Friday, November 15th. On [...]
We wish to pay tribute to the the late Gay Byrne R.I.P., pioneering Broadcaster, host of the Late, Late Show on RTÉ television and The Gay Byrne Show on RTÉ Radio. During one of our visits to the RDS Science Exhibitions, he kindly came over to view our pupils' science projects and he also found [...]
Some budding engineers working very hard this week on their creations!