Our Race Around Ireland

Green-Schools have begun our race around Ireland!

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we are putting together a time capsule of hopes and wishes for the next 25 years.

We have chosen 25 schools around the country for their dedication to the Green-Schools programme, as well as for time served, and have asked them, ‘What are your hopes and wishes for the next 25 year?’

These schools have created a poster with their ideas and will place them in our #25for25 travelling time capsule when it reaches them, then passing it on to the next school on the list. This must be done via some form of sustainable travel.

The time capsule must arrive back in Dublin by the 24th of May – so it really is a race! We will then plant a tree for Biodiversity Week and bury the time capsule near it so we know where to find it!

First stop on the Race Around Ireland is Colaiste Iosagain in Stillorgan, Dublin. Eleanor and Lúsaí created their poster in Irish of their hopes for the future.

#2 – St Joseph’s NS in Arklow created a beautiful poster with all of their input.

3. Ruth was on hand with her EV to deliver to Scoil Chonglais in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

#4 – Scoil Nais Molaise in County Carlow

5. Fenor NS

#6 – Knockmahon

7. St. Joseph’s Primary School, Tipperary

#8 – Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh

9. St. Oliver’s N.S, Killarney – delivered by our Travel Officer, Angela!

10. Scoil Eoin Báiste, Tralee

11. Kilcornan NS… delivered by Garda escort!

12. Calasanctius College, Oranmore

13. Scoil Rois, Galway

14. Clifden Community College – delivered in person by our Travel Officer, Orla Patton!

15. Scoil Cholmcille, Letterkenny – received by wonderful An Post!

16. Scoil Naomh Fionan, Donegal. A teacher in school number 15 has children in school number 16… only in Ireland!

17. St Aidens, Sligo – also received by wonderful An Post!

18. Roxboro, NS

19. St. Coman’s Wood, Roscommon

20. Cornafulla NS, Athlone

21. Clonown, NS, Athlone

22. Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire- received in Dublin at the Primary Climate Ambassador Awards

23. St Peters NS, Dundalk

24. Ashbourne Community College, Meath

25. Scoil Aine, Raheny- received by our very own GS Manager, Joanne Scott!


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