Bray People - - SCHOOLS REPORT -


De­lighted Ark­low CBS Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents cel­e­brated their suc­cess at the Ark­low Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. Derek Allen, Jamie Dono­hue, Aaron Dunne, Liam Lynch, Cian Malone and Peter No­vak were win­ners of ‘The Ger­ard Hud­son Cup’ for Post Pri­mary School Drama at the Ark­low Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. Their pow­er­ful per­for­mance of the play ‘Wait­ing Room’, writ­ten by their drama teacher Mrs. Slazenger, es­pe­cially for the fes­ti­val, gained each cast mem­ber a com­men­da­tion.

Fur­ther ac­co­lades in­cluded a Best Ac­tor award for Aaron Dunne and Best Pro­ducer award for drama teacher Mrs. Liz Slazenger. A fi­nal, amaz­ing hon­our awaited the cast when they were awarded the pres­ti­gious ‘Liam Lough­lin Cup’ for their per­for­mance of ‘Wait­ing Room’.

Well done lads and a huge thanks to Mrs. Slazenger for all her hard work and ded­i­ca­tion!


Congratulations to Ark­low CBS stu­dent Dar­ragh Gileece who re­ceived first prize in the Un­der 16 Con­fined Piano Competition. Dar­ragh re­ceived the South East Sta­tionery Cup, Gold Medal and Cash Award. Well done Ms. Lee for all her sup­port! Po­etry Competition Ark­low CBS stu­dents also en­joyed great suc­cess for their po­etry at the Ark­low Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

In the Un­der 16 Competition, Keilin Walker was awarded first prize for his poem ‘ The Great Run’, Pa­trick Sal­ley and Wo­jtek Smyk shared the hon­our of sec­ond prize for their re­spec­tive po­ems ‘Hope or Not’ and ‘Foot­ball Match’ whilst Paul Nolan re­ceived third prize for ‘Foot­ball Again’.

Jack Dono­hue was highly com­mended for his poem ‘Life’. Well done Pauline and Ms. Slazenger for ar­rang­ing all the en­tries.


This Fri­day saw our LCVP stu­dents go on a visit to Hem­pen­stalls’ cheese fac­tory in Cool­gre­aney. Stu­dents en­joyed a very in­for­ma­tive tour and now have to write a re­port on the visit as part of their LCVP port­fo­lio.


Congratulations to past stu­dent Barry Mur­phy who re­cently grad­u­ated witha first class hon­ours de­gree in heo­ret­i­cal Physics from Trin­ity Col­lege. Congratulations to past stu­dent Richard Doyle on ob­tain­ing his PhD and best wishes also on his new po­si­tion head­ing up a lab­o­ra­tory in Trin­ity Col­lege.

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