The senior members of the Green Schools Committee recently went on a trip to The Inniscarra Dam. They saw the two turbo generators and walked across the dam and had a great view of The Lee Valley! The dam itself is 148 feet high and 810 feet long. They had a great day learning all about hydroelectricity Seachtain na Gaeilge. ‘Beatha teanga í a labhairt’ a deir an seanfhocal agus is tráthúil go raibh a lán frásaí, abairtí agus nathanna cainte in úsáid go forleathan ag páistí, tuistí agua foireann na soile i rith na seactaine seo. How lovely to hear the spoken word! The Gaeilge is alive and well in Berrings. The various activities – tráth na gceist, comórtas postaeirí, seisiún ceoil agus amhránaíochta agus bingo as Gaeilge really helped the children to enjoy using their words, conversation and language as Gaeilge. Maith thú Scoil Náisiúnta Bhiorainn. Hi Glo Silver. Rang 2 in Berrings National School have been shortlisted as one of the final 5 entries in the RSA National Hi Glo Silver Poster Competition. A huge achievement for the class, school and pupil Hazel Malone, the main poster designer! They attended the Awards Ceremony in Dublin Castle on March 16th. Basketball. On February 10th, Miss Buckley, Ann Dineen and the School’s Basketball Team bounced off to the annual Cispheil na mBun Scoil Competition in Parochial Hall. Our gifted girls made it to the final after encountering tough opposition from Scoil na nÓg, Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Riverstown and fought hard in the Semi Final against Scoil Bhríde, Crosshaven. The highlight of the day for all involved was a superb basket from play from Anna Delaney. Maith Sibh Cailíní! The budding artists of First Class were lucky enough to visit The Glucksman Gallery in U.C.C. The children made puppets and explored the gallery. A great and creative day was had by all.