On Wednesday 09th of May we are going to “Walk on Wednesday” to school (weather permitting).
There will be three meeting points where the ‘buses’ will leave from.
Point 1: (for children living in Pairc na Habhainn estates, Cois na Crainn or Ballinacurra direction)
The Great Wall Restaurant @ 8.40am
Contact person leading the bus: Maria O’Brien
Point 2: (for children living in Cloyne Meadows and Churchtownsouth direction)
Car park by the Round Tower @8.40am
Contact person leading the bus: Anne Moynihan
Point 3: (for children living in Traonach or Whitegate direction)
Outside Traonach @8.40 am
Contact person leading the bus: Donna Dempsey
Buses will meet at 8.40am and set off at 8.45am to walk to school. Children living closer to the school than the meetup points can join the buses along the way. All welcome – remember to wear your Hi-Viz vest!
Our school will be taking part in The Big Travel Challenge. This is a nationwide competition that we will be running from the 1st – 14th of February. We are looking to increase the amount of people walking or parking ’n striding to school every morning over the two weeks.
During the time we will continue to record how many children walk to school and at the end of the two weeks our results will be sent to Dublin and the winning school will be chosen. Schools will be in with a chance of winning €1,000 and there are four runners- up prizes of €500.
As a parent / guardian, we really appreciate your effort and co-operation for this event. It will be different from the WOW days, there won’t be any meeting points or supervision. Every pupil in the school received a Hi-Viz jacket this year, so visibility en route should not be a problem. Please feel free to walk with your child if needed or inform your child of the safest route to take.
Remember – a little less gas and fumes going into the atmosphere can make a big difference. Plus, we also get a little fresh morning air which is excellent for our health.
Good luck St. Colman’s.
“Our Travel Green Code”
Don’t use your car,
If you don’t have to walk far.
Let’s keep the Earth cool,
By walking to school!
Written by Annie O’Keeffe (6th Class) and Fionn Wenham (2nd Class)