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.

Climate Action Week – ‘2040’ Film Review

 Anna Krupinska (TY student)

During ‘Climate Action Week’ students watched "2040", a movie directed by Damon Gameau that talks about how we can tackle climate change, social injustice and agricultural problems. Damon Gameau is an Australian actor, film maker and activist who created this movie to show the young generation how climate change and other relevant problems affect us and how every little action can benefit us all. 

2040 (2019) - IMDb

The movie is set in 2019 and flips from present time into what our future might look like in 2040. This was a very interesting method to use because it is very optimistic and appealing to young viewers. The movie stars Damon himself, Zoe tucker-smith as his wife and their 4-year-old daughter, Velvet, it shows her as a little girl but also her when she is older and what her future might look like if we try to fix the problems we have created in recent times. 

The movies focus is on climate change and social injustices and how it affects our world, it touches on many problems we face today with climate change such as the over use of fossil fuels and the burning of CO2 and how it is over warming our planet, it then shows how we can fix this problem for example start using electrical cars or just something as simple as using public transport. 

The movie informs us on many other problems such as poverty and lack of education in many countries, too much acid in the sea which is killing off marine life and the over use of soil. 

The reason why you should watch this movie is because it not only talks about our problems on earth but it shows us a resolution to them and how one small action such as eating less red meat can really benefit the people living on earth now but also the future generations of the world. I would award this film four stars, it is a MUST watch!

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