Green Schools Travel Flag 2019
Woodbrook is committed to doing its part in helping to combat the human contribution to climate change. Inspired by Laudato Si; our community lives the change it wants to see in the world. This year we focused on how travel to and from school can be explored through the lens of the Green Schools initiative.
The aim of this travel theme is to encourage schools to promote sustainable modes of transport to and from school. Green-Schools Travel encourages pupils and parents to walk, cycle, Park ‘n’ Stride, use public transport or car pool instead of using the private car on the school run.
Some of the initiatives that Woodbrook College students participated this year were;
- The Walk on Wednesday initiative. This initiative encouraged all students to travel sustainably to school every Wednesday. First year students who participated were entered into a raffle to win a JD sports gift voucher (two winners of €25 each!)
- Pedal-Cents ran a Travel Sustainably Day in Woodbrook College in December 2018. All first year students participated in this interactive, energy creating event
- Walkability/infrastructure audit was conducted by the Green School Committee. The findings and results were sent to Dun Laoghaire County Council.
- A Green School notice board was put on display outside room 8
- Fourth year students attended the DLR Eco Conference
- School Surveys on sustainable travel methods to school was completed and displayed on the school website, app and Green Schools notice board
Miss Doyle was a huge driving force behind these initiatives and we hope she continues to be such a brilliant advocate for climate action.