Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

PEXpo 2020
Winners
PEXpo 2020
Well done to all the students that submitted and presented projects at PE Xpo 2020 in Dublin City University on March 3rd. All students equipped themselves excellently when presenting to the judges that assessed their projects. In particular, congratulations to Abhirami Santhoshkumar, Ruby Roche and Michelle Dolores who won the overall junior section (1st – 3rd year) with their project titled; ‘Mixed v single sex PE lessons. Does participation change?’
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.

Student Achievements

We have a remarkably talented cohort of students at Woodbrook College and it is nice to be able to identify a select few who have shown a huge commitment to a specific area of their development and who have been celebrated as having been an exceptional performer in a chosen field.

This year we are recognising two:

Evan Skelly

Evan is an up and coming writer who not only received an exceptional grade descriptor in his English CBAs but who is also being recognised nationally as a gifted writer.

Evan entered the Trinity College Book of Kells Creative Writing Contest and received the Merit Award from Professor Daryll Jones for his endeavours.

The judges were astounded by the talent of the budding artists and writers of all ages who submitted entries and they found it very difficult to choose their winners in the competition.

RTE news anchor Sharon Ni Bheolain is an ambassador of the competition and said she was 'bowled over by the standard of entries'.

'People from every walk of life put their heart and soul into interpreting and visualising our most celebrated of manuscripts. Animals, birds and gospel scenes have all been gloriously re-imagined by our finalists and the colours and artistry leap off the page,' she said.

Enda Douglas

Enda is a talented footballer who has now joined the ranks of Dundalk FC and is well on the path to securing a career as a professional footballer. Highlighted by his peers as having an eye for a pass and great game management skills – we look forward to seeing him ply his trade for the International team someday.