Category: Travel theme

12 August 2020

Active Travel – Safe to School

It's just two weeks until the schools return for the start of the 2020/2021 academic year. 2020 has been quite the 'journey' so far, to say the least, but that doesn't mean your daily journey to school needs to be anything less than fun, active and healthy! In July 2020, Green-Schools launched ‘Safe to School [...]

22 July 2020

Safe to School

An Ideas Document for Safe Access to School In response to the HSE ‘Interim Recommendations’ for the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, issued on July 1st, 2020, Green-Schools Travel have developed ‘Safe to School - An Ideas Document for Safe Access to Schools’ for schools to consider implementing in order to allow for [...]

6 July 2020

Celebrate Cycling Donegal Photo competition

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Last month as part of our #CelebrateCycling week-long initiative, we invited students from Donegal schools to enter our photo competition. We asked students to send a photo of themselves on their bike at their favourite place in the Donegal or with their favourite cycling buddy (2 metres apart!). The Winners Isla Harris, Zak McDonnell, Ethan [...]

10 June 2020

Celebrate Cycling

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The landscape of our streets has changed dramatically since lockdown. We noticed the sudden overnight flip from the din sound of whizzing traffic to the sounds of insects and birds reclaiming space. Movement was slowed, yet not before long, there has been a positive influx of cyclists taking to the quieter streets to enjoy [...]

26 May 2020

Green-Schools Travel Annual Report 2019

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2019 was a busy and exciting year for Green-Schools Travel, which saw increased participation in sustainable travel initiatives, the creation of new campaigns and the development of a revision theme - Global Citizenship Travel. Following the 2018 Green Flag award ceremonies, 663 schools were invited to participate in the Travel theme for the 2018/2019 academic [...]

7 May 2020

Walk to School Week 2020 (with a Twist)

How well do you know your 2-5km radius zone? Whilst we can't run our annual week-long, walk to school call to action event this year, we have an idea to celebrate Walk to School Week 2020 with a twist! We are asking students and families to take a walk into the great outdoors and discover what their [...]

30 March 2020

Green-Schools identified as an example of Good Practice by Interreg Europe

Green-Schools has been identified as an example of Good Practice by Interreg Europe as part of the MATCH-UP Project. Interreg Europe are a European Body who assist regional and local governments across Europe, working with them to develop and deliver better policy in their regions. The Project is being co-ordinated by the Southern Regional Assembly [...]

24 February 2020

Scoot to School Week 2020

Scoot to School Week will run from March 9th to 13th, 2020 and National SOW Day (Scoot on Wednesdays/Weekdays) will be held on Wednesday March 11th. Green-Schools would like to invite all primary schools currently on Travel and Global Citizenship Travel to participate in National Scoot to School Week. Schools who have already been awarded [...]

24 February 2020

Ursuline College, Sligo win Division Youth Award with #andshecycles cycle event

Following the launch of the Sligo/Leitrim Garda Division Youth Awards 2020, we are delighted to report that Green-School Ursuline College Sligo have won the 'Community Safety Award', an achievement which awards youth groups for outstanding contribution in developing a safety initiative which makes their community a safer place to live. The awards are in their [...]

19 February 2020

#andshecycles Roadshow Launch Mayo

On February 6, the #andshecycles campaign launched its Roadshow in Castlebar, Mayo with a panel event and exhibition in the Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh. Broadcaster, Angelina Nugent, lead the event as MC, along with panellists including Green-Schools Travel Officer, Caitriona Cunningham, Mayo Ladies Footballer Katheryn Sullivan, cyclist Saoirse O'Reilly and Mayo secondary students St. [...]