Woodbrook College

          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.

Green Committee

Here at Woodbrook College we are working on getting our third Green Flag. The theme of this flag is Water. We have great plans set for the near future for achieving this Green Flag, these include sending classes to film screenings to raise awareness, participating in competitions such as the ‘One Good Idea’ competition and having the Green Committee and a few classes go to a Climate Workshop to further educate our school community on important environmental issues. There will be many experiments being carried out from checking the bins are being used correctly to lowering the temperature to a reasonable heat, as well as making sure appliances are not left on standby. We will be making sure there are enough bins and checking toilets for leaks and much more!
We have already checked the cost of water we have used in school for the last two years and we are keen to try to cut this bill further. We intend to send a group out to check for leaks and other groups to make sure everyone is using the necessary water and not wasting any.
We would welcome parental involvement so if you work in the area of recycling, water conservation or are just interested in environmental issues please feel free to contact Ms Hand at the school. We wold love parents to come in and share their expertise by giving a talk or leading a trip or holding an event to raise awareness on any environmental issue. We hope everyone can work together and get our third green flag for the school in 2018.

- The Green Committee

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