Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Life in Woodbrook College
Life in Woodbrook College
A glimpse into the life of a Woodbrook College Student
The Shadow Of A Gunman
A TY Production
The Shadow Of A Gunaman
A TY Production
Throughout the year our TYs studied two plays during their drama module and then chose one to put on for the school. They picked The Shadow of a Gunman over The Importance of Being Earnest and so the auditions began. The lads worked so hard over the coming months. They came in during work experience for extra rehearsal as well as catching up on work from other classes that they missed because of rehearsal. Between trying to learn lines, costume malfunctions, accents and lots of laughs they finally made it to the stage. Two fantastic performances made it all worth it. Our main characters Evan and Daniel did an unbelievable job as roommates Donal Davoren and Seamus Shields. The standard of acting was second to none and a lot of hard work was put in. The musical talent of Paul Megna as Tommy Owens made the audience erupt with laughter. Maguire played by DJ made a short but lasting appearance when he left a bag of bombs with Seamus. Daniel Soco our landlord brought the drama to Act 1 trying to get rent out of Seamus Shields. More comedy ensued with the unlikely friendship duo Leslin and Daragh as Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Gallagher as they attempted to befriend Davoren. Danben stole the show as Minnie Powell who was desperate for Davoren to be a gunman. A natural talent and always the professional. Our married couple Adolphus and Mrs. Grigson played by Adam Seong and Adam Bushe were definitely one of the highlights of the show. The Auxiliary made an impression at the end with appearances from Conor and Ethan who overturned the set. A big mention to Carlos and Thomas our understudies and to all of the TYs who helped out with the set. All of the pupils worked so hard during the last few months and really put everything into the play. It was a huge achievement and one that will be remembered. A true credit to Sean O’Casey.
Barcelona Tour
Barcelona Tour
Our TY students are invited to take part in a trip to a European country each year to build on the learning that has taken place and the friendship/community bonds that get stronger as the year goes on. This year our students chose Spain and the beautiful city of Barcelona to explore Roman ruins, local cuisine, science galleries, cycle the streets, an incredible gravity-defying theme park and to find themselves on a leg of a Camino as they hiked to Montserrat in the hills above the ancient city. The group had an amazing time and we hope the experience lives with them for many years to come.

Green Schools Initiative

Green Schools Travel Flag  2019

Woodbrook is committed to doing its part in helping to combat the human contribution to climate change. Inspired by Laudato Si; our community lives the change it wants to see in the world. This year we focused on how travel to and from school can be explored through the lens of the Green Schools initiative.

The aim of this travel theme is to encourage schools to promote sustainable modes of transport to and from school. Green-Schools Travel encourages pupils and parents to walk, cycle, Park ‘n’ Stride, use public transport or car pool instead of using the private car on the school run. 

Some of the initiatives that Woodbrook College students participated this year were; 

  1. The Walk on Wednesday initiative. This initiative encouraged all students to travel sustainably to school every Wednesday. First year students who participated were entered into a raffle to win a JD sports gift voucher (two winners of €25 each!) 
  2. Pedal-Cents ran a Travel Sustainably Day in Woodbrook College in December 2018. All first year students participated in this interactive, energy creating event 
  3. Walkability/infrastructure audit was conducted by the Green School Committee. The findings and results were sent to Dun Laoghaire County Council. 
  4. A Green School notice board was put on display outside room 8 
  5. Fourth year students attended the DLR Eco Conference 
  6. School Surveys on sustainable travel methods to school was completed and displayed on the school website, app and Green Schools notice board

Miss Doyle was a huge driving force behind these initiatives and we hope she continues to be such a brilliant advocate for climate action.