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30 Apr


The 2014 Eircom Junior Spiders winners were announced at a ceremony at Google HQ in Dublin today. Hosted by RTÉ’s Aidan Power, the awards recognise and reward primary and post primary students for the innovative ways they use the internet, especially around website development, school blogs and design.

At primary level, the Mega Spiders have three categories – Best Project, Best School Blog and Best School Website. There is also a Grand Prix award for the overall winner. We were delighted to win both awards for Best School Blog and the Grand Prix!

“What a fantastic bunch of winners we have. Congratulations to each and every school. We had a tremendous response to the awards this year resulting in a 45pc increase in entries. Competition was genuinely stiff so it’s an incredible achievement to win an award,” said Lisa Comerford, consumer marketing director, Eircom and chairperson of the judging panel.

Caoilynn, James, Tommy and James represented the school at the awards with Ms Brennan and had an absolute ball! We’re so proud of them! James met an ACTUAL spider…. There were lots of cool stands and displays and there was an amazing magician at the show too. Check out all of the vines below! 

We appeared in the Irish Examiner and appeared on the Morning Edition and News2day on RTE. You can watch us on News2day here.


We wanted to share as much of the day as possible with everyone so we took lots of photos and Vines. Here are some of our Vines from the day:

Here’s our Animoto of some of our many photos – well done Oisín, our photographer from the day.

If you can’t see the Animoto, please click here.

Thanks a million for all the good wishes from near and far – expect a Storify in the next day or two capturing all the lovely tweets we received!

7 Responses to “We are the champions!”

  1. Brendan Devitt
    7:34 pm on April 30th, 2014

    Congratulations to all involved we are so very proud of you. And the Grand Prix too outstanding.
    Many thanks to Ms Brennan for your hard work you are a really talented teacher (”) Thank You!

  2. Merry Beau
    8:38 pm on April 30th, 2014

    This post really captures the excitement of the day. I particularly liked the Animoto. Well done to the photographer…Was that Tommy? Well done. That’s a job he could do when he is a grown up! (Unless he has other plans ;))

  3. Ms. Hughes
    8:59 pm on April 30th, 2014

    Wow! Congrats to all in St. Peter’s. So well deserved 🙂

  4. Shell White
    9:06 pm on April 30th, 2014

    ..We all loved seeing all of the excitement re: your amazing day at the Junior Spider awards..!! We had Twitter on all day here. In many ways it was like we where there too! Ms Brennan does a fantastic job with updating parents about Saint Peters students activities & lessons. Caoilynn is the happiest we’ve ever seen her since she ever started school and for this we could never thank you all enough.
    Warm Regards
    Darren & Shell 🙂

  5. Ms. Brennan
    9:18 pm on April 30th, 2014

    Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. It means so much. We’re so proud of the children. All of the staff feel that the world deserves to see our great school in the spotlight, and that the blog is simply a window on the amazing work that has been taking place for years in Peter’s!

    Above we have parents, former teachers, the BOM and a neighbouring school teacher comment on our blog. This sums up Peter’s for me. Everyone working together! Thanks again guys! 🙂

  6. Ms. Brennan
    9:21 pm on April 30th, 2014

    ps. Thank you SO much to Ms. Sexton for putting together all of this blog post. It is an amazing reflection of the day we had!

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