Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Life in Woodbrook College
2018-2019
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
2019
Barcelona Tour
2019
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.

Woodbrook & Water

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE…..
This year the Green Committee were focused on the theme of Water again in the hope of securing the third Green Flag for Woodbrook College. The year got off to a great start with three of our Third Year students being appointed Water Ambassadors by An Taisce. Eduard, Adam and Daniel attended a national training day in Dublin where they met other ambassadors and shared ideas on how they could raise awareness around Water Conservation and Sustainable use. The boys left full of enthusiasm and began planning their Water Festival to coincide with World Water Day March 22nd. They decided to enlist the help of the TY Development Education classes who planned some activities like a table quiz and obstacle course themed around Water. The Water Festival was a huge success and the Fifth Year students were so affected by what they learned about Water and Sanitation in developing economies that they decided to hold a non-uniform day to make a contribution to Water Aid which is a charity that aims to improve sanitation in developing economies. They managed to raise €460. In April the Water Ambassadors will make their final report to An Taisce and they were commended for their hard work throughout the year (and rewarded with an Amazon Kindle!). The Water Ambassadors would like to share their top 5 tips on what you can you do at home to save Water:

1. Use a basin in the sink - A basin is useful for washing dishes by hand or collecting the water you use to rinse fruit and vegetables, which can then be used for watering plants.

2. Keep a jug of water in the fridge - Waiting for a tap to run cold water to drink can waste more than 10 litres of water in a day.

3. Choose the correct pot or pan size for cooking and remember to use the lid on a pot or pan when cooking to reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation, meaning you don’t have to keep adding water in.

4. Add layers of plant material, like bark or straw, to the soil in your garden to help keep the sun off so that it can retain more water for your plants and you can save on water.

5. Consider adding a toilet cistern bag to your toilet cistern to reduce the amount of water used in every flush.
The reward for the Green Committees hard work will be the awarding of the third Green Flag in May at DCU. Well done to all involved it was another busy but exciting year for all involved.

The students painted their hands to show how easily germs can be spread when there is a lack of clean water

The students painted their hands to show how easily germs can be spread when there is a lack of clean water

The students studied maps to look at the spread of diseases such as cholera

The students studied maps to look at the spread of diseases such as cholera

The students decorated the school in preparation for Woodbrook Water Day

The students decorated the school in preparation for Woodbrook Water Day