Category: Travel theme

21 September 2020

Make Way Day – September 25th

2020-09-22T15:00:30+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Make Way Day, on on September 25th, is a national public awareness campaign that highlights the need for all members of society and the community to consider the needs of people with disabilities within the public spaces that we all use and share. The initiative is led by the Disability Federation of Ireland, who collaborate [...]

14 September 2020

Win a Bike Shelter – Bike Week 2020 Competition

2020-09-23T08:39:05+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Is your school bike shed at bursting capacity? Lines of bicycles clogging up the common area? In celebration of the rescheduled Bike Week 2020, Green-Schools are giving away a free bike shelter along with a cycling accessories goodie pack to a lucky school who best demonstrates their need for a bike shed upgrade! We [...]

3 September 2020

Bike Week 2020

2020-09-21T08:59:09+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

In timing with the return to schools Green-Schools Travel prepared an ideas document 'Safe to School', to help families, schools and communities continue to travel actively to school whilst observing social distancing measures. As was experienced by many during 2020, cycling is a great mode of travel for avoiding crowded pathways and ensuring two [...]

27 August 2020

Dublin’s first ‘School Zone’ is launched at Francis Street CBS

2020-08-28T10:17:23+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

School Zones are designed to encourage vehicles to slow down, discourage drop off and pick up to reduce congestion and increase safety at the school gate. Green-Schools Infrastructure Officer, Trevor Keppel, has been working the NTA developing the ‘School Zone’ concept since October 2019. Green-Schools are delighted that Dublin City Council have taken this idea [...]

24 August 2020

Walkable Streets Webinar

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

The second of the Green-Schools Public Webinar Series, 'Walkable Streets' stimulated much interest from the general public, school staff, Local Authority professionals, and active travel/public realm activists with free tickets for the live webinar selling out. If you would like to re-watch or stream the webinar, it is now available in full presentation on YouTube [...]

12 August 2020

Active Travel – Safe to School

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

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

2020-12-16T10:52:12+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

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

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Travel theme|

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 [...]

26 May 2020

Green-Schools Travel Annual Report 2019

2020-08-28T10:17:24+00:00By |Travel theme|

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 [...]

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