Category: Travel theme

3 January 2023

RSA Leading Lights Awards 2022

2023-01-13T10:37:52+00:00By |Travel theme|

We are delighted that the work of our Travel Team Leader for the West, Áine O'Loughlen, was recently recognised at  RSA Ireland's Leading Lights Awards. Áine won in the Future Category for her work developing the Survey 123 app which allows our Travel Officers to record speed data outside schools. The information collected is used [...]

25 November 2022

Global Goal Advent Calendar 2022

2023-01-13T10:32:45+00:00By |Global Citizenship Travel, Global Citizenship Biodiversity and Food, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, Global Citizenship Energy, Global Citizenship Marine Environment|

Welcome to the Global Goals Advent Calendar! With the holiday season fast approaching Green-Schools wanted to take the opportunity to introduce the Global Goals through both fun and engaging activities themed around advent season. These activities were specifically curated to take minimal time and preparation. We hope you enjoy, and do not forget [...]

1 October 2022

#AndSheCycles Ambassador Applications Open

2022-11-09T15:01:35+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

The #andshecycles ambassador campaign focuses on empowering teenage girls to explore, understand and address the cycling gender gap in Ireland. The 2022-2023 ambassadors will take part in a training day encompassing meeting likeminded teenage girls, learning about the campaign and having fun! The ambassadors will leave the training day with actionable steps of how [...]

2 September 2022

Speed Survey Finds 38% Of Motorists Exceed Limit Outside Schools

2022-09-02T08:45:00+00:00By |Travel theme|

A new speed limit report by the Green-Schools Programme has revealed that 38% of people driving cars and other vehicles exceed the speed limit outside schools. Conducted in late 2021 by Green-Schools Travel Officers the report, Speedweek 2021, recorded the speed of 7449 vehicles in the vicinity of schools during a weeklong period. As students [...]

2 June 2022

Freedom Machine Comic Competition Winners

2022-06-02T11:39:50+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural Freedom Machine Comic Book Competition, which celebrated Bike Week 2022. We were delighted by the number of entries received and the very high quality displayed by all entrants! We look forward to running this competition again next year for Bike Week 2023. The winners [...]

20 May 2022

Ireland’s new Travel School of the Year Announced

2022-05-20T12:29:52+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

A Galway secondary school is Ireland’s new Travel School of the Year for 2022. At a ceremony in Dublin Zoo during National Bike Week ‘22, Gort Community School were named Ireland’s Travel School of the Year by the Green-Schools Programme, following their participation in the programme’s Big Travel Challenge in February. Nine schools were awarded [...]

12 May 2022

#AndSheCycles campaign honours 42 students

2022-05-12T14:41:07+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

At a ceremony in Dublin 42 secondary school students were honoured as new #AndSheCycles Ambassadors by the Green-Schools Programme. The #AndSheCycles Ambassador Programme focuses on addressing the teenage cycling gender gap through supporting student leaders to take action to enable and empower their peers and friends to cycle to school. The 2021/2022 group of Ambassadors [...]

26 April 2022

Freedom Machine Comic Competition: Bike Week 2022

2022-04-28T14:41:19+00:00By |Global Citizenship Travel, Uncategorized, Travel theme|

Comórtas Greannáin: Turas le mo Mheaisín Saoirse This year for Bike Week we want to hear all about your cycle to school through the medium of the comic strip! Bike Week 2022 takes place from Saturday May 14th to Sunday, May 22nd. National COW Day (Cycle on Wednesday) takes place on Wednesday, May [...]

26 April 2022

Bike Week 2022

2022-05-03T14:21:41+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Bike Week is a celebration of active travel, sustainable transport and simply the joys of cycling a bike! In partnership with the National Transport Authority, this year Green-Schools will celebrate Bike Week in May on Saturday 14th and will run through to Sunday 22nd. National COW Day (Cycle on Wednesdays/Weekdays) will be held on [...]

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