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

2020-08-28T10:27:50+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 [...]

7 July 2020

Water Conservation Photo Competition Winners!

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

Thank-you to all the people who took part in our water conservation photo competition. We got many fantastic entries and we'd like to say a big well done for all the great water conservation work that has and is being carried out through out the country by students and families. It all adds up [...]

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 [...]

5 June 2020

Discover how to explore climate change with primary students

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

Last summer Green-Schools ran our first online course with 52 teachers from 18 counties around Ireland and following it’s great success, we have been approved to run the same course this summer. ‘Climate Change, Science & Action’ is for Primary Teachers and will run from Monday July 6th to Friday July 31st inclusive. The 20-hour [...]

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 [...]

25 May 2020

Green Flag 2020 – Congratulations!

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

  The 2019/2020 academic year marks the 23rd year of the Green-Schools programme in Ireland. Despite the temporary closure of schools in March, the dedication of schools to submit their Green Flag application after a two-year effort to create sustainable environments in their schools was both poignant and exceptional. The Green-Schools staff who have [...]

19 May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity Friday, 22 May

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

We are all spending a lot more time at home, working, learning and playing all within our 2-5km zones. Green-Schools students, more than ever, are spending more time outdoors connecting with nature. With fewer cars on the roads and planes in the air we have a better chance of hearing birds singing, bees buzzing and [...]

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