Travel is the fourth theme of the Green-Schools programme. The Travel theme is funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and supported by the National Transport Authority. The ultimate aim of the theme is to increase the number of students walking, cycling, scooting, using public transport or carpooling on the way to school.

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Over 3,826 students from 81 schools received subsidised cycle training as part of the Travel theme in 2015

Case studies

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland School

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland School, Jobstown, Dublin 24 is a five teacher school with 96 students located in a housing estate in Dublin 24.

St. Ernan’s National School

St. Ernan’s National School is a primary school of approx 120 pupils with six teachers, located on the outskirts of the village of Delvin in Co. Westmeath.

Gaelcholaisté Luimnigh, Limerick City

Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh received their Green Flag for Travel in May 2016. The school is a mixed secondary school located in the heart of Limerick City. In excess of 500 students attend the school.

Travel has been a wonderful flag to work towards; it has such a positive impact and involves parents and the local community and connected everyone to their local environment more. It also promotes good health and a more active lifestyle, benefiting not just our environment but our bodies too!
Scoil an Athar Maitiú, Togher, Cork

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Videos

1. A video outlining the Green-Schools Travel Theme.

2. Green-Schools in Ireland send a message to world leaders for COP-21

3. Bike Week 2016 in Clare