Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Life in Woodbrook College
2019
Life in Woodbrook College
A glimpse into the life of a Woodbrook College Student
Fun Run 2019
Report
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.
Woodbrook Wellfest
2019
Woodbrook Wellfest
Since September a number of classes have been exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Good Health and Wellbeing. In their Global Citizenship Module TY came up with some action projects on areas of Wellbeing that interested them. In Geography 3 Carson explored the impact of Climate Justice on people’s wellbeing. In Personal Development 2 Hackett organised a whole week of activities to improve their mental health and 2 McAleese are currently working on a no homework week to see if there is a link between homework and sleep. The point of these activities is to encourage the students to be active citizens. To understand that their actions on global issues help by raising awareness and starting discussions on possible changes to their own behaviours.

Soccer

Woodbrook Soccer 2019

 

1st Year Soccer Championship Winners

 

The school got to take home silverware this year through the outstanding efforts of the 1st Year Soccer Team. This hugely impressive win for the 1st Year Soccer Team came as they battled against a resilient Wexford CBS to claim the Wicklow/Wexford Championship. Normal time couldn't separate the teams and it took a late rally in extra-time to seal the victory for this rapidly developing young side.

 

It took goals from Kayden Clucas, Dylan Fitzpatrick and Liam Mullins in addition to an outstanding save from Adam O'Toole to win the day.

 

Mr. Kenny and indeed, the whole school community is extremely proud of their achievements.

 

Minor/Senior Girls/Boys Soccer Teams

 

The minor/senior squads all competed in the Wicklow/Wexford Championship this year and although some great results were carved out we failed to achieve notable success this season. All coaches expect this to be a short-lived blip in our recent record and that we will bounce back stronger than ever next year to compete at the top-level.