How well do you know your local area? We often walk from A to B with an objective to get to our destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sometimes when we are moving so fast we don’t stop to explore the hidden places which can found in our very own locality. This could be a unique time in our lives to fully explore and quietly observe our natural surroundings. In this video, Green-Schools Travel Officer Rebecca is exploring her 2km zone in the Fingal area of Howth. Off the beaten track she discovered a wealth of historical sites and found quiet time in nature. Are there any National Heritage Sites in your zone? There is an activity sheet below, which students can bring along on their walk to document their observations.


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