Fermoy Primary School | Bishop Murphy Memorial School http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com McCurtain St. Fermoy, Co.Cork. Tel: 025-31116 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:32:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 61391634 A very special visit to the Christmas Panto http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/special-visit-christmas-panto/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:38:17 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2904 During the month of December, The Rainbow and Solas boys (ASD Unit) were given the opportunity to visit Beauty and the Beast in the Everyman Theatre. The boys loved absolutely every minute of it and sang and danced throughtout (oh no you didn’t! ;))  There is a lot of established research about the positive influences […]

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During the month of December, The Rainbow and Solas boys (ASD Unit) were given the opportunity to visit Beauty and the Beast in the Everyman Theatre. The boys loved absolutely every minute of it and sang and danced throughtout (oh no you didn’t! ;)) 

There is a lot of established research about the positive influences from drama, theatre and the performing arts, especially on young people. The benefits are physical, emotional, social, and they help to develop a healthy appreciation of culture and the arts.

Self-Confidence

Aspects of performing arts, especially improvisation, helps young people to understand how to appraise situations, think outside the box and be more confident going into unfamiliar situations. Students learn to  trust their ideas and abilities. Confidence gained from learning performing arts skills applies to school, career, and life.

Imagination

Being creative and learning to make creative choices helps students to be better at thinking of new ideas,  allowing them to view the world around them in new ways. Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Empathy

Understanding characters, roles and the subtext of plays and musicals allows students to relate better to different situations, backgrounds, and cultures. It encourages them to show compassion and tolerance for others.

Cooperation

Theatre is a collaboration of different players and in many cases the quality of any performance reliance on an ensemble performance. Combining the creative ideas and the abilities of all participants is required for the best outcomes. This requires all those taking part to engage in discussions, feedback, rehearsing, and the performance.

Concentration

Playing, practicing, and performing will develop the ability and skills to be able to focus the mind, the body, and the voice.

Communication Skills

It seems obvious to say that drama, theatre and the performing arts improves verbal and nonverbal communication, but it is worth stating that this benefits young people through their life. It improves vocal projection, articulation, tone of speech and expression. Importantly is also develops listening and observation skills.

Fun

Drama brings elements of play, humour, and laughter to those taking part – improves motivation and reduces stress.

Emotional Outlet

Acting and drama games allow students to express a range of emotions and encourage them to understand and deal with similar feelings they may be experiencing. Aggression and tension are released in a safe, controlled environment – often allowing for a period of reflection afterwards.

Physical Fitness

Performing, even the most passive performances, requires intensive movement over a prolonged period. Many performing arts exercises improve flexibility, coordination, balance, and control.

Memory

Rehearsing and performing lines and movements will improve memory. Your memory requires exercise, just like  a muscle.

Appreciation for Arts and Culture!

…because it will bring joy into your life.

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Bishop Murphy Boys Follow the Route of the Adventure http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/bishop-murphy-boys-follow-route-adventure/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:09:57 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2896 Marcin, San, Kuba and Vasco have shown a great interest in the toy pirate ship called the “Adventure” and eagerly await to see it reach its destination, wherever that may be! Kuba told us that it was made by two brothers in Scotland with the help of their dad. Ollie and Harry Ferguson launched the […]

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Marcin, San, Kuba and Vasco have shown a great interest in the toy pirate ship called the “Adventure” and eagerly await to see it reach its destination, wherever that may be!

Kuba told us that it was made by two brothers in Scotland with the help of their dad. Ollie and Harry Ferguson launched the “Adventure” in May. It sailed from Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in Scotland and ended up in Scandinavia.

Sam did some research on the countries in Scandinavia and found out that the “Adventure” was taken over by the crew of a Norwegian tall ship.

Marcin checked out the Norwegian tall ship and found out that it was called “ The Christian Radich.” The people on board took the toy pirate ship and put real sails on it and filled it with polystyrene to make it stronger and more seaworthy. They took it on a journey to West Africa.

Vasco discovered that the “Adventure” was then launched off the west coast of Africa. It sailed away from Mauritania and the Ferguson’s hope it will reach the Caribbean which was famous for pirates long ago. You too can follow the path of the “Adventure” to see where it ends up!

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Fin returns for more pottery learning http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/fin-returns-pottery-learning/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:45:25 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2874 Our ever popular pottery teacher, Fin, returned for pottery lessons. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with clay and are looking forward to more fun on Thursday.

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Our ever popular pottery teacher, Fin, returned for pottery lessons. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with clay and are looking forward to more fun on Thursday.

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Cork City FC Trophies http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/cork-city-trophies/ Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:57:02 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2866 We had a great day on Friday 1st December when Cork City FC visited to share with us in their recent phenomenal successes. They brought among others the League of Ireland and FAI Cup trophies. The boys were very excited indeed. Best of luck to Cork City in their Champions League campaign next season!

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We had a great day on Friday 1st December when Cork City FC visited to share with us in their recent phenomenal successes. They brought among others the League of Ireland and FAI Cup trophies. The boys were very excited indeed. Best of luck to Cork City in their Champions League campaign next season!

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BMMS on a Nutri Safari! http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/bmms-nutri-safari/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:34:40 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2855 Well done to the pupils of Ms Daly’s class as they recently visited Super Valu in Femoy to go on a ‘Nutri Safari’. A nutritionist took the class on an educational tour of the shop where they learned about the benefits of a balanced diet and how different foods help their body. Thanks to our […]

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Well done to the pupils of Ms Daly’s class as they recently visited Super Valu in Femoy to go on a ‘Nutri Safari’. A nutritionist took the class on an educational tour of the shop where they learned about the benefits of a balanced diet and how different foods help their body. Thanks to our Health Promotion coordinator Ms Daly for her efforts on behalf of the school and to Eileen, the class SNA for helping out also. Many thanks to Riordans Supervalu for hosting the event. The boys had both a fun and educational experience as the photographs below will attest to.

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6th Class Christmas Drama Photos http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/6th-class-christmas-drama-2017-photos/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:57:45 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2831 The post 6th Class Christmas Drama Photos appeared first on Fermoy Primary School | Bishop Murphy Memorial School.

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4th/5th Christmas Drama Photos http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/4th5th-christmas-drama-photos/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:02:50 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2803 Well done to everyone for a memorable night at Fermoy Youth Centre last night. Here are the photos from Ms Daly’s class.

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Well done to everyone for a memorable night at Fermoy Youth Centre last night. Here are the photos from Ms Daly’s class.

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3rd/4th Christmas Drama Photos http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/3rd4th-christmas-drama-photos/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:37:02 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2780 What a great night last night was at Fermoy Youth Centre. Here are some photos from Ms Brosnan’s class. Well done to all involved.    

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What a great night last night was at Fermoy Youth Centre. Here are some photos from Ms Brosnan’s class. Well done to all involved.

 

 

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2nd Class Christmas Drama Photos http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/christmas-show-2017-photos-2nd-class/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:47:26 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2742 Well done to everyone for contributing to a truly memorable night in Fermoy Youth Centre last night. Here is the second class show.

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Well done to everyone for contributing to a truly memorable night in Fermoy Youth Centre last night. Here is the second class show.

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Wonderful Water! http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/wonderful-water/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:45:32 +0000 http://www.bishopmurphyschool.com/?p=2731 All pupils in Bishop Murphy’s took part in a discussion about water this week. The Green School Committee organised a speaker from SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) to call to our school. Fergal came and spoke to us to develop awareness around water conversation and how to effectively manage this important resource in our […]

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All pupils in Bishop Murphy’s took part in a discussion about water this week. The Green School Committee organised a speaker from SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) to call to our school. Fergal came and spoke to us to develop awareness around water conversation and how to effectively manage this important resource in our schools and at home. Pupils completed experiments and played games to learn about water conservation with a fun approach. It was a thoroughly enjoyable workshop!

 

 

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