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 [...]

5 February 2021

Application Deadline and New Forms

2021-02-05T14:48:52+00:00By |Uncategorized|

We hope that all Green-Schools Coordinators, teachers, SNAs, principals and other school staff are well and managing the challenges of home schooling and remote learning. We know that you have a lot to think about at the moment and we understand that schools are not in a position to continue the Green-Schools Programme in [...]

4 February 2021

Clean Air Week Poetry Competition Winners Announced

2021-02-05T12:47:17+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 [...]

26 January 2021

Marine Creative Writing Competition 2021

2021-02-02T09:31:43+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Green-Schools are delighted to announce our first ever National Marine Creative Writing Competition. The competition offers an opportunity for primary school students working towards (or previously awarded) their flag for Global Citizenship: Marine Environment, to explore the ocean through a short story or poem.   Categories There will be three age categories for entries:   1st & [...]

19 January 2021

Green-Schools Stay Home: January 2021

2021-01-27T12:08:29+00:00By |Uncategorized|

Our Green-Schools Stay Home Resources are now available at the Green-Schools Projects Page. We hope our resources are useful for teachers, parents and students who wish to supplement remote teaching lessons or complete activities at home. We have also added a Green-Schools Quiz section, which can be found at our Green-Schools Quizzes Page The [...]

17 December 2020

Christmas Closing Dates

2021-01-19T21:21:02+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Green-Schools office is closed from Wednesday December 23 until January 3rd, inclusive. We wish all of our schools: the students, teachers, principals, SNAs, administrative staff, caretakers, parents and your wider school communities a happy and peaceful break over the festive season. If you need to contact us you can do so by clicking here. [...]

3 December 2020

Green-Schools premiere Ireland’s first Travel Conference for schools

2020-12-04T09:49:59+00:00By |Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

On November 18th 2020, Green-Schools Travel launched the first-ever Travel Conference for both primary and secondary schools nationwide. The conference was proudly supported by the Department of Transport and the The National Transport Authority The much-anticipated conference, which had been due to take place earlier in March, was delivered virtually on a televised-style platform to a wide [...]

3 December 2020

School Streets Project Launched in Galway

2020-12-03T16:12:57+00:00By |Uncategorized|

On Monday, November 20, Scoil Iognáid launched the first School Streets project in Galway City and County. Hundreds of school children from Scoil Iognáid and their parents walked, cycled, scooted, or used Park 'n' Stride to travel to school. A ‘School Street’ is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised [...]

30 November 2020

Vacancies: Now hiring – Cycling Admin Officer and Infrastructural Officers

2021-01-19T12:38:42+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The Environmental Education Unit An Taisce is currently seeking applications for six roles: 1.  Cycling Administration Officer An Taisce is now recruiting one Full Time Cycling Administration Officer to work from the Green-Schools Head Office in Dublin 8. The post will be full-time for a period of up to 18 months from January 2021 until [...]

20 November 2020

Big Travel Challenge Winners Announced

2021-01-19T21:21:44+00:00By |Uncategorized, Travel theme, Global Citizenship Travel|

Green-Schools Travel recently celebrated the annual Big Travel Challenge Award Ceremony. The awards usually take place in April or May each year but were delayed due to COVID-19 and school closures this year. During a busy online ceremony, schools around the country were honoured as Ireland's Walking, Cycling, Scooting, Carpooling and Park 'n' Stride [...]

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