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Green-Schools National Walk to School Week

May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017


Schools across Ireland are currently putting plans in motion to take part in National Walk to School Week, which takes place from Monday May 15th to Friday, May 19th.

An Taisce Green-Schools’ National Walk to School Week is a country-wide initiative which will result in thousands of pupils, their parents and teachers walking to and from school, to celebrate the environmental, health, social and financial benefits of active travel on the school journey. This is the ninth year Green-Schools has run National Walk to School Week, which will be promoted to over 1900 participating schools.

National WOW Day

Building on the success of last year’s National Walk to School Week, Green-Schools hopes that schools will help achieve the target of 20,000 pupils walking to school all over Ireland on National WOW (Walk On Wednesday) Day on May 17th. Last year over 35,000 students, in schools registered with Green-Schools, walked all or part of the way to school.

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Get Involved!

Tell us what you did to celebrate National Walk to School Week 2017. Keep a record of how many people walked to school on National WOW Day – Wednesday 18th May and help us reach the goal of 20,000 or more people walking to school on that day! Return the form sent by post to Travel schools to ensure that your numbers are included in the count or email/text your results to us at travelevents@eeu.antaisce.org/086 031 1412. Remember to take photos of your events and get in touch with your local Green-Schools Travel Education Officer with your information. Tweet us @GreenSchoolsIre or post your photos to our Facebook page at Facebook.com/GreenSchoolsIre using #W2SW17

You can view photos from last year’s events on our Flickr account.


May 15, 2017
May 19, 2017