Schools welcome Tasmanian visitor
A distinguished visitor went to both St. Peter's school in Bray and St. Brigid's school in Greystones.
Sue Wyatt is a very busy and dedicated retired teacher from Hobart in Tasmania. She brought Davo the Tasmanian devil to the classrooms and told everyone all about Tasmania.
Ms. Wyatt co-ordinates the International Student Blogging Challenge twice a year. Through the well designed weekly challenges, students and classes who blog give the opportunity to individual students to learn new blogging skills and to develop their blog in a systematic way. In 2011 she visited schools in USA and Canada, travelling 10,000 miles in three months. She visited these two Wicklow schools last week because of their strong online presence.
She was very taken with the students' use of technology in St. Peter's where she was shown how they use Vines (a short video app) and podcast.
In Greystones Ms.Wyatt was introduced to two icons of the town: 'The Greystones Bear' on the coast road, and Greystones First Lady, Mrs. Mooney who owns the sweetshop on Trafalgar Road.