Category: Travel theme

22 September 2019

Green-Schools Seminars 2019/2020

Welcome back to the new Green-Schools year! Every year, in partnership with local authorities, we host seminars for teachers in locations across the country. These one-hour seminars are focused on introducing teachers to new Green-Schools themes and are a great place to meet Green-Schools and local authority staff; get information on the theme you're beginning [...]

16 September 2019

#andshecycles Campaign Launch

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Just one in every 250 teenage girls cycle to school every day... Green-Schools is finding out why. Green-Schools Travel has been working with teenage girls to develop a campaign that shines a light on barriers that are preventing them from cycling and start some necessary conversations. #andshecycles is a national campaign that wants to help girls [...]

2 July 2019

Green-Schools welcomes Erasmus+ delegation to Dublin

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The Green-Schools Programme welcomed groups from Spain, Lithuania and Denmark to Dublin last week to celebrate Bike Week and Velo-City 2019. As part of an Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Communities, Green-Schools - partnered with Cyclist.ie (Irish Cycling Advocacy Network) - is taking part in a three-year project which will see 25 students from four [...]

1 July 2019

Springdale National School present ‘SpringCity’

By |Travel theme|

In advance of the Velo City Conference 2019 in Dublin, fifth class students at Springdale National School, Raheny, Dublin had been working behind the scenes with Artist Rhona Byrne and Green-Schools Travel Officer Rebecca Flanagan. Over the past three months the team developed a model of 'SpringCity', which is a sustainable and liveable public space [...]

5 June 2019

New Air Quality Toolkits Launched

By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship|

Today, June 5, is World Environment Day. Celebrated every year, World Environment Day is the United Nations’ biggest annual event for positive environmental action to encourage worldwide awareness of the need to protect our planet. The theme of World Environment Day 2019 is #BeatAirPollution, calling on governments, industry, communities and individuals to take action to [...]

15 May 2019

Thousands of students celebrate National WOW Day

By |Travel theme|

Monday, May 13: National WOW Day, the midpoint of Green-Schools National Walk to School Week, will be celebrated in schools across the country today. Walk to School Week is the annual celebration of sustainability on the school run. At a time when climate change has entered the national conversation through student action, children have been [...]

14 May 2019

Teacher Training Summer Courses: Dublin, Meath & Online

Dublin Course Outline: Green-Schools and the Global Goals This year we have updated the Green-Schools Teacher Training Course to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The course will help participants to understand the Global Goals and the link between them and the Green-Schools programme.  The course covers all themes of the programme and provides [...]

3 May 2019

Green-Schools collaborate with IFI to launch Walk to School Week 2019

By |Travel theme|

In advance of Walk to School Week 2019 and to celebrate the launch of the new Global Citizenship Travel theme, Green-Schools Travel, together with the Irish Film Institute, are hosting screenings of the beautifully observed documentary, On the Way to School. The film illustrates the lives of four young people in very different parts of [...]

3 May 2019

Getting to the Green Flag Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the hundreds of schools around the country who received their Green Flag award notification - we can't wait to meet you at our award ceremonies in May. This year Green-Schools are hosting 16 ceremonies in eight locations around Ireland for 4,000 attendees! If you are travelling to a ceremony we would ask you [...]

16 April 2019

Green-Schools Visits Northern Spain as part of the Erasmus+ Programme

By |Travel theme|

The National Manager of the Green-Schools Travel Programme, Jane Hackett, travelled to Corella, Spain in late March as part of the Erasmus + Project entitled Sustainable Mobility : Sustainable Communities. The project focuses on: youth empowerment, sustainable mobility, community engagement and cultural exchange. Cyclist.ie contacted Green-Schools in early 2018 with a view to becoming an [...]