Woodbrook College

Transition Year
Colaiste Acla 2017
Tranisition Year
Coláiste Acla 2017
TY gives each of our students the opportunity to experience a huge range of learning activities from performing on the stage to learning self-defence or cutting-edge movie editing skills. However; the trips to some of Ireland's and Europe's cultural hotspots will stay with our students for years to come. Here is a selection of photos from this year's Achill adventure. Enjoy and/or revisit the fun and exciting highlights in our gallery. It gives a little glimpse into the TY programme offered by Woodbrook College.
London Tour
2017
London Tour
2017
TY have enjoyed a brilliant trip to London earlier this week and although there are a ton of photos we are limited in how many we can display online so any student who would like a full copy only needs to bring in a memory stick on Monday. I have included a photo of a true Irish footballing legend, Sean St. Ledger, who stopped by to say hello to our travelling brigade. The group got to train with Watford FC, were invited to a full Premier League game, saw the sights of London and experienced the thrills of Thorpe Park's roller-coasters. Hopefully many happy memories were created. Especially for Alex Griffen and Dean Kearney who had the pleasure of Swansea FC fans writing an entire chant with chorus in their honour
Hatchet
A TY Production
Hatchet
A TY Production
2017
This years TY Drama Production was the play Hatchet by Heno Magee. Auditions took place before Christmas and a total cast of 16 students took part in the play with another 13 students involved in set design and backstage. Students performed a thrilling matinee which was enjoyed by all the students and also one nightime performance by parents and family members. The production was directed by Ms Syron and Mr O'Brien.

Hatchet – A TY Production

This years TY Drama Production was the play Hatchet by Heno Magee.
Auditions took place before Christmas and a total cast of 16 students took part in the play with another 13 students involved in set design and backstage.
Students performed a thrilling matinee which was enjoyed by all the student body and also one nightime performance enjoyed by parents and family members. The production was directed by Ms Syron and Mr O'Brien.
About the Play
This stark but realistic play  was set in inner city Dublin in the early 1970's. Its central character was Hatchet Bailey (Played by Jamie Byrne) a tough, violent creature  whose life strives to escape the poverty of his environment. It offered us a frightening picture of violence   but in the midst of this teaches students and audiences alike  powerful lessons about cultural pressures, and expectation.
Students involved in the production will not forget Hatchets insightful advice given in Act 3  "A man goes out to find his enemies he finds no friends.... now a man goes out to find his friends and he finds no enemies"