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.
Endeavour Awards
2020
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 School Travel Flag

Woodbrook College Presents the ‘Green School Travel Flag’ By Serena Zheng    

Green schools is an environmental management and educational programme for primary and secondary schools in Ireland. It encourages young people to engage and take part in protecting the environment.   The programme is coordinated by An Taisce.

Here in Woodbrook College we take part in Green Schools . The members meet every second Monday at lunch time, they also use Microsoft TEAMS to stay in touch. The Green Schools Committee are working on the two-year travel flag. It is all about travelling sustainably such as walking or cycling to school.

This year, so far, we conducted a survey whereby the members went around to each class asking for responses. Examples of questions were “how do you travel to school?” and ” how long does it take you to travel to school?”. After we conducted the survey, we counted up the responses and presented it on graphs.

During the week of 23rd to 27th of November, the Green School Committee participated in ‘Clean Air Week’ whereby we encouraged all students to walk or cycle to school to reduce their carbon footprint. Our slogan is “Don’t travel with CO2, travel like Green Schools do!”

Ms. Doyle is passionate about preserving the environment and has ran the Green Schools Committee in Woodbrook for the past 3 years. She said that “As a Geography teacher, I am passionate about a sustainable future for our children.” When being asked if she thinks the Committee is making a difference in Woodbrook College, she replied “yes, they are making a difference, the committee are very enthusiastic and I am so lucky to be working with such a great group of students this year.”

We are looking forward to many of the upcoming activities for the 2020-2021 academic year that are centered around sustainable methods of transport to school! Watch this space…

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