Friendship Week 2017
The week beginning the 25th of September 2016 was a special
week in Bishop O’Brien National school, as we celebrated
This year a particular emphasis was placed on being an
‘Upstander’. This term is used in the school to encourage
children to speak up if they become aware of someone being left
out or being treated unfairly. We learned about ways in which we can
be upstanders and the older classes took part in a slogan
competition based on this theme. All the children in the school
put great effort into their posters and these are on display in the
Throughout the week a variety of activities took place in all
classrooms including circle time, art activities, paired reading
between senior and junior classes, writing friendship poems,
random acts of kindness etc.
Overall, it was a wonderful week and the message of friendship
was embraced by all.
Below are some of the photographs from the week .