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On Wednesday we are having a visitor to the school.
Her name is Sue Wyatt and she is visiting Ireland from Tasmania.
She is a very busy and dedicated,
former teacher from Hobart in Tasmania.
In 2011 she visited schools in USA and Canada.
She travelled 10,000 miles in three months.
She is visiting some schools in Ireland while she is here.
Miss Wyatt is a special visitor and is very welcome.
She has been a very good friend to St. Brigid’s.
We first met her in March 2012
when the students working on the class blog,
‘If Only The Best Birds Sang’ took part
in the international Student Blogging Challenge.
Miss Wyatt runs this blogging challenge biannually.
It gives the opportunity to individual students
and classes who blog, to learn new blogging skills
and to develop their blog in a systematic way.
Through the well designed weekly challenges
students make contact with other students
and schools all over the globe.
Miss Wyatt was very encouraging to us at that time
and we learned a great deal.
Click HERE to see one of the challenges we did.
Earlier in this school year,
(along with Ms. Brennan
and Ms. Sexton, from St. Peter’s, Bray),
Ms Wyatt nominated us for an Edublogs Award.
(Ms. Wyatt will be visiting St. Peter’s too.)
We were very proud of this nomination.
A good ‘blogging buddy’ of ours from
Taranaki in New Zealand,
Mr Webb said that being in this competition
meant that we were
‘up against the very best educators
and class pages around the world’.
When Ms. Wyatt comes we would like to hear
all about her visit to Ireland.
We will ask her about Tasmania.
If the weather is fine,
we hope to have our photograph taken with
‘The Greystones Bear’.
Ms.Wyatt has travelled about 10,000 miles to get here.
We reckon she will be the longest travelled visitor
to meet our lovely ‘Greystones Bear’ to date.
We will also go to Mrs. Mooney’s.
Mrs. Mooney owns a wonderful sweetshop
and she has featured in our blog.
It is good to have something to look forward to.
It is lovely to have visitors.
We are looking forward to meeting Ms. Wyatt this week.