Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Student Leadership
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Student Leadership
At Woodbrook College, student participation is at the core of our student leadership programme. Student voice and activism is encouraged through the ample student leadership opportunities we offer. Students are encouraged to practice a range of leadership skills in a supportive, learning and social environment.
Fun Run 2019
Fun Run 2019
In spite of the wet weather, the 2019 Fun Run took place on Friday October 25th. For the first time in its existence the venue was changed from Shanganagh Park to the school campus due to the poor wet weather. The students involved in the organisation were excellent when asked to adapt to the contingency of staging the run on the schools grounds at short notice. Well done to all involved on reacting so well to the change of venue. Even though the weather was poor, student enthusiasm and participation was high. This was reflected by the €1250 fundraised from the €5 entry fee to take part. The funds raised were donated to the four different charity partners; Irish Aid, Vision Sports Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association and Christmas Hamper appeal. Well done to all those bravely participated in spite of the poor weather and their generous donations. For the students that were keen to compete, there three races within the Fun Run; senior boys’, girls’ and junior boys’. Congratulations to Conor Murphy on winning the senior boys’ race, Eve O’Brien on winning the girls’ race and Nathan O’Shea on winning the junior boys’ race. The whole school community look forward to the 2020 edition of the Fun Run and wish for improved weather conditions so it can return to the Shanganagh Park venue.
Endeavour Awards
Endeavour Awards
The Endeavour Awards are awards given out to people who make a positive contribution to their community over the past 12 months. The awards recognize what people have achieved, or an area that they have excelled in. Bray & District Chamber of Commerce has been presenting these awards every year for almost 40 years, since 1981.

Hatchet- A TY Play

TY students of Woodbrook College will present Hatchet on Thursday March 23rd.
There will be a matinee for students only and a performance on Thursday  night at 7:30.
Doors open at 7:15.
Tickets are €10 and u18 €5 available at school office.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
When Hatchet was first produced in the The Peacock Theatre in 1972 it "..startled audiences with its directness and vitality...it has moments of rare sensitive writing and others where Heno Magee lets the tragedy roar through terrible hate (The Sunday Press). Since then it has been presented in the Abbey, in London and on Rte. It was published first by the Gallery Press in 1978.
This work of stark and brutal realism is set in inner city Dublin in the early 1970s. Its central character is Hatchet Bailey (Played by Jamie Byrne) a tough, violent creature whose whose life strives to escape the poverty of his environment. It offers as a frightening picture of violence  of whiplash intensity (John Hogan, The Evening Herald) but in the midst of this teaches students and audiences alike powerfull lessons about cultural pressures, and expectation.
Heno Magee's powers of authenticity and authority highlight the contempory relevance of this perennially powerful and popular play.

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