Our annual scooting-to-school celebration is back! Now in its third year, National Scoot to School Week takes place from March 20th to 24th with the main event, National S.O.W. Day (Scoot on Wednesdays / Weekdays), on March 22nd. We’re asking students to jump aboard their scooters to enjoy the benefits of fresh air and activity on the journey to and from school.
Schools who are working toward their Green Flag for Travel or have already been awarded the flag will be hosting colourful scooting events and encouraging children to scoot to school throughout the week.
Scooting is a great way to make the journey to school active, sustainable, and fun. Scooting to school is on the rise among students in Ireland and in 2014 we launched our first national event to mark this: National S.O.W Day, which grew to a week-long event in 2015. Over the past three years thousands students have scooted to school on National S.O.W. Day.
Win Micro Scooters
This year we’re pleased to announce that Micro Scooters have given us scooters to share with schools. By returning your school’s numbers for National SOW Day* you will be entered into a draw to win scooters and scooting goodies.
Micro Scooters are the leading children’s scooter provider in Ireland and the UK and have been providing fun filled family scooting moments for over 10 years. The Micro Scooters Scoot Safe scheme teaches children, parents and teachers how to use scooters on the pavements with care and courtesy. You can find free lesson plans, after school activity ideas and tips on how to teach children to scoot safely on their website.
We will also be offering one school a chance to win installed scooter parking this National Scoot to School Week. Just send in your numbers for National SOW Day*!
Join us during National Scoot to School Week on Twitter and Facebook, where we’ll be sharing photos from around the country along with tips on scooting safely. Use #scoottoschool to join in!
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*Letters have been sent to eligible schools with a form to complete for National SOW Day. If you did not receive a letter contact the Green-Schools Travel Team at 01-4002222.