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          An Edmund Rice School

PEXpo 2020
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
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.
Endeavour Awards
Endeavour Awards
The Endeavour Awards are awards given out to people who make a positive contribution to their community over the past 12 months. The awards recognize what people have achieved, or an area that they have excelled in. Bray & District Chamber of Commerce has been presenting these awards every year for almost 40 years, since 1981.

24 Hour Soccer Marathon

The students of St Brendan’s staged a 24 hour soccer marathon 22 April 2016 in aid of Aware and Meningitis research Foundation Ireland and dedicated to the memory of Keelan O’Connor and Jack Harvey.

Following the tragic loss of Jack Harvey and Keelan O’Connor, the students wanted to raise awareness of both meningitis and mental health in both the school and the wider community. The charities were approached and a 24 hour soccer marathon in the school was suggested as means to earn sponsorship to be divided between both charities.

Each year group was divided up into teams of 5 who played twice against one another for 4 hours and best placed teams played one another in a final. To take advantage of the beautiful weather, 1 st and 2nd year groups played outside while the 3rd to 6th year students played under the lights of the  and warmth of the hall. The students played through the night under the careful supervision of St Brendan’s staff and an enjoyable experience was had by one and all.

The total money raised was €10130 and the students presented a cheque to representatives from both charities in the school. It was a huge success and showed the generosity of the St Brendan’s school community and was a fitting tribute to both Jack and Keelan.

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