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7 January 2022

The Big Travel Challenge 2022

2022-01-10T10:30:36+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2022. This year the Travel competition is celebrating seven years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February. Walking, cycling, wheeling or scooting to school can be an opportunity [...]

6 December 2021

#MyBikeStory Winners – Bike Week 2021

2021-12-06T16:58:41+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

National Bike Week took place earlier this year for one week, from September 12-18th and Green-Schools hosted a wide range of activities for schools and individuals to get involved. Travel Officers facilitated bike skills workshops across schools nationwide and students were invited to learn from our many bike-related videos and online resources. We celebrated National [...]

3 December 2021

Clean Air Week 2021 – Highlights and updates from November

2021-12-10T10:20:06+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

During November Green-Schools Travel ran their third annual Clean Air Week. The campaign ran from November 15-19th in timing with The European Commission’s third EU Clean Air Forum. Green-Schools sought to engage schools with an digital Clean Air Week campaign, which aimed to raise awareness of air pollution and to engender schools to take [...]

10 November 2021

#andshecycles Ambassador Awards Celebrate exceptional students

2021-11-10T15:47:08+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Thursday, November 4, 2021: Cycling in Ireland is “a boy’s thing” according to research conducted by the Green-Schools Programme of An Taisce as part of its #andshecycles Campaign. Speaking at the inaugural #andshecycles Ambassador Awards in Dublin, researcher Robert Egan presented the findings of Green-Schools’ research into the uptake of cycling among young women, [...]

9 November 2021

Clean Air Week 2021

2021-11-26T09:31:44+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Green-Schools Travel are delighted to announce the third annual Clean Air Week. The campaign which runs from Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19 inclusive will launch in timing with The European Commission's third EU Clean Air Forum. The EU Clean Air Forum is an initiative which centers around the development and implementation of [...]

17 October 2021

#andshecycles Ambassador Programme open to applicants

2021-10-17T19:46:03+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Across Ireland, data shows that just one in every 250 teenage girls cycle to school every day. The #andshecycles campaign was developed to explore, understand and address barriers to cycling for teenage girls. Emerging from the #andshecycles research, it is clear that cycling for girls is not nearly as accessible as cycling for boys. [...]

26 March 2021

Ethics of Climate Change Resource Launch & Workshop

2021-04-23T13:44:34+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

We are happy to announce a launch of our new resource for Secondary Schools: the Ethics of Climate Change Toolkit. This toolkit aims to discuss moral problems related to climate change using critical, collaborative and creative thinking. (Click image on right to access the new resource) The resource links to our Travel theme and [...]

18 March 2021

Safe Routes to School Programme Launched

2021-04-06T15:08:21+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Click here to visit the SRTS Information Page Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD and have today launched a new initiative called Safe Routes to School which will support active travel infrastructure for selected schools around the country. [...]

19 February 2021

#WOWsforWellness

2021-02-19T14:38:26+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

We are introducing a new initiative for schools working on their Travel theme right now: WOWs for Wellness aka #wowsforwellness. We are inviting schools to participate in WOWs for Wellness. As part of each week’s work on the Travel theme, we are asking schools to encourage their students to get out for a Walk [...]

4 February 2021

Clean Air Week Poetry Competition Winners Announced

2021-04-29T13:40:39+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Josh Oyiki, a third year student from Athlone Community College and Nicholas Kirby, a fourth class student from Scoil Realt na Mara, Kerry were chosen as the winners of the inaugural Green-Schools Clean Air Week Poetry Competition. Their poems, Differing Similarity and A Thought and Feeling, were chosen by judge Sasha Terfous from a pool [...]

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