Woodbrook College

Our 3rd Green Flag
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Our 3rd Green Flag
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.
Junior Winners
PE Xpo 2018
Junior Winners
PE Xpo 2018
Congratulations to Toni-Marie Ceno, Sophie Kennedy, Fiona Nervez, Dylan Kavanagh and Niamh Carry McLeavey on winning the Components of Fitness Junior category at the this year’s PE Xpo. It was a milestone for the school as it is the first time the school have won a prize at the competition and excellent reward for the hard work the five 2nd year students put into their project. The PE Xpo event is in its fourth year, had nearly 200 projects entered and took place in Dublin City University (DCU). The project the students presented on was a Personal Exercise Plan to improve their Performance in Football. Each student specifically worked on speed, agility and power through a variety of training methods on a six week period so they could improve their football performance. The project showed that each student had dedication and resilience to stick with their training programme and collaboration to work as a group to create and present their findings to the judges at the PE Xpo. The skills that the students are developing will be invaluable as they go through school but also when they begin working. Special mention to Konrad Bzdrya, Eduard Grefaldeo, Joey Yu and Éibhín Flanagan in TY for putting in the hard work to present projects, unfortunately they didn’t win the categories in which they were competing but did themselves proud. Well done to all students and to Ms. Dwane for helping them with the statistical analysis aspect of their project.
Barcelona Tour
2018
Barcelona Tour
2018
A huge thank you to all the parents who made this year's trip possible for the boys. They were a joy to have along and really did themselves and you proud. They hiked the ancient Roman pathways from Tarragona to the Medieval corridors of Las Ramblas and beyond to gain an insight into Catalonian culture and development whilst having the best of fun bonding with their year group. An excellent trip for all involved.

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