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19 January 2021

Green-Schools Stay Home: January 2021

2021-01-19T21:20:07+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Our Green-Schools Stay Home Resources are now available at: We hope our resources are useful for teachers, parents and students who wish to supplement remote teaching lessons or complete activities at home. We have also added a Green-Schools Quiz section, which can be found at: The Quizzes cover a wide range of [...]

17 December 2020

Christmas Closing Dates

2021-01-19T21:21:02+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Green-Schools office is closed from Wednesday December 23 until January 3rd, inclusive. We wish all of our schools: the students, teachers, principals, SNAs, administrative staff, caretakers, parents and your wider school communities a happy and peaceful break over the festive season. If you need to contact us you can do so by clicking here. [...]

3 December 2020

School Streets Project Launched in Galway

2020-12-03T16:12:57+00:00By |Uncategorized|

On Monday, November 20, Scoil Iognáid launched the first School Streets project in Galway City and County. Hundreds of school children from Scoil Iognáid and their parents walked, cycled, scooted, or used Park 'n' Stride to travel to school. A ‘School Street’ is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised [...]

20 November 2020

Big Travel Challenge Winners Announced

2021-01-19T21:21:44+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Green-Schools Travel recently celebrated the annual Big Travel Challenge Award Ceremony. The awards usually take place in April or May each year but were delayed due to COVID-19 and school closures this year. During a busy online ceremony, schools around the country were honoured as Ireland's Walking, Cycling, Scooting, Carpooling and Park 'n' Stride [...]

6 November 2020

Green-Schools Travel Conference – Book Now!

2020-11-19T11:53:03+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Event's hours: 10.00AM-1.00PM Calling all Green-Schools! Register for our free online sustainable travel conferences, which takes place on November 18. The theme of the conference is Ireland’s 2040 Vision and students have an opportunity to learn about sustainable travel, the Sustainable Development Goals, air quality and many more topics. There are two conferences taking place onWednesday, November [...]

6 November 2020

Clean Air Week 2020

2020-11-22T20:36:07+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Green-Schools Travel are delighted to announce the second annual Clean Air Week which runs from Monday, November 23 to Friday, November 27 inclusive. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of air pollution and to take action to reduce air pollution at the school gate. Students can make a pledge to #BeatAirPollution [...]

25 November 2019

Green-Schools and November Climate Strike

2020-01-20T16:56:26+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Following the national and international Climate Strikes in September, the Green-Schools programme has been heartened and encouraged by a significant increase in student awareness and participation in climate issues. This has been particularly the case in Green-Schools initiatives like the Water Ambassador Programme and the Climate Ambassador Programme.  Both of these programmes have large numbers [...]

31 October 2019

Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition 2020

2020-08-28T10:17:25+00:00By |Water theme|

We are pleased to announce our seventh annual Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition! This year's competition's theme is Let's Take Climate Action for Water, which aligns with the theme for World Water Day 2020: Water & Climate Change. This year we have added a new Secondary Schools Video Category, and we're asking individuals or groups [...]

21 October 2019

Mayo Students Have Climate Hope

2019-10-21T15:29:56+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Thursday, October 17: Students from five primary schools and one secondary school gathered in the stunning Visitor Centre of Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park as part of Green-Schools' Climate Action Week, the third annual weeklong celebration of climate solutions in schools across Ireland. Climate Action Week is all about encouraging students, teachers and the wider [...]

21 October 2019

Secondary students assemble to save our seas

2020-08-28T10:17:26+00:00By |Global Citizenship Marine Environment|

Students from Irish and Northern Irish secondary schools spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, October 15 and 16, learning about our seas and oceans at two Green-Schools events in Meath and Dublin as part of Climate Action Week. On Tuesday, Ireland’s first Ocean Assembly for secondary students was held in Ashbourne Community College and [...]

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