Category: Travel theme

Travel theme

Category: Travel theme

16 September 2018

European Mobility Week

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European Mobility Week takes place every year from 16-22 September. This European initiative encourages towns and cities to introduce and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite people to try out alternatives to car use. The theme for 2018 is ‘Multimodality’ and European Mobility Week has adopted the call-to-action ‘Mix and Move!’ to promote the idea [...]

11 September 2018

Teacher training seminars 2018/2019

The Summer season has come and gone now, too fast it may seem, but here in the Green-Schools Office we are excited for the new 2018/2019 academic year. Each year our Local Authority partners organise seminars to introduce teachers to the new themes they’ll be working on this academic year. The seminars will be delivered [...]

27 June 2018

Green-Schools Travel Annual Report 2017

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The latest Green-Schools Travel Annual Report is now available online under our Travel theme. Check out the extensive work carried out by pupils, teaching staff and Travel Officers during 2017, across the Green-Schools Travel theme. The year has seen a significant increase of children and parents travelling to school by means of walking, cycling and scooting which [...]

30 May 2018

National Bike Week 2018 11th-15th June

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An Taisce are delighted to announce that National Bike Week is fast approaching. Bike Week is an initiative set up by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport that runs from 11th – 15th June and is an entire week dedicated to the joys of the bicycle. Wednesday 13th June 2018 is National COW Day (COW [...]

26 May 2018

Climate Hope for Green-Schools

The last week of April 2018 saw four Climate Hope Forums take place in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Limerick. Climate Action Officer Gráinne Ryan and the Green-Schools Team gathered 155 representatives from primary and secondary school students and teachers, local authorities and local Councillors to join forces over the common interest in climate change. The [...]

9 May 2018

National Walk to School Week 2018 May 14th-18th

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St. Vincent de Paul SNS launched the Green-Schools’ National Walk to School Week 2018 today, 11th May, for a very special 10th birthday celebration of walking to school. National Walk to School Week takes place in schools across the country from May 14th to May 18th. St. Vincent de Paul SNS, together with Green-Schools, celebrated the [...]

20 March 2018

Send us your SOW numbers!

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Scoot to School Week may be over for another year but we're still looking for your SOW numbers! Win Micro Scooters This year we’re pleased to announce that Micro Scooters have given us scooting goodies to share with schools. By returning your school’s numbers for National SOW Day you will be entered into a draw to win [...]

1 February 2018

Renewal Application Deadline and Online Forms

Friday, March 16th is the deadline for schools to apply to renew the Green Flag award under our various themes. If you are unsure if your school is due to renew please contact us as soon as possible to find out, to avoid a delay. Before submitting your application form you must arrange a renewal [...]

22 January 2018

The BIG TRAVEL CHALLENGE is back!

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The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting your school to take part in the BIG TRAVEL Challenge this February by promoting a sustainable mode of transport of your choice for 10 days during the month. This is the fourth year of the BIG TRAVEL Challenge; last year Scoil Ghobnatan, Mallow, Co. Cork won the overall prize and were named Ireland’s [...]

4 January 2018

Our New Year ‘Bike to School’ tips

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As many of us already know, cycling is a great form of exercise; an efficient form of travel; and a useful way to wake up and gear up for the day ahead. If you received a new bike for Christmas or have set a resolution to cycle to school this year, beginning to cycle for [...]