Travel Flag

“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)


On Wednesday 14th of June we are going to have our second “Walk on Wednesday” to school!

We are asking parents to bring their children to the meeting areas for the walking buses. Parents can either leave their children with the walking bus or can walk with their children as part of the bus to the school. This is part of our Travel Flag whereby we are trying to encourage alternative modes of transport where possible. It will also teach your child the safest walking route to school. 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 Churchtown south 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 meet up points can join the buses along the way. Participation is greatly appreciated. There will be a prize for the class with the best participation!

 

We are absolutely blown away by our school community today! So many children and adults participated in our first ever Walk On Wednesday event. By our tally, 170 children walked with the buses which is the vast majority of our students! It made a huge difference to traffic outside the school this morning and the walking route was very safe as a result.The winning class will be announced later today. Our sincerest thanks to everyone involved!

 

 

On Wednesday 17th of May we are going to

“Walk on Wednesday” to school!

We are asking parents to bring their children to the meeting areas for the walking buses. Parents can either leave their children with the walking bus or can walk with their children as part of the bus to the school. This is part of our Travel Flag whereby we are trying to encourage alternative modes of transport where possible. It will also teach your child the safest walking route to school. 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 meet up points can join the buses along the way. Participation is greatly appreciated. There will be a prize for the class with the best participation!

 

 

 

The Green School has a new committee this year as we are in the first year of our next flag – the Travel Flag. As part of this flag we must try to educate the children on the environmental issues caused by our modes of travel and try to change the perceptions and the behaviours (where possible and reasonable) of our travel modes.

We are participating in the February Challenge where we must try to increase one mode of travel for two weeks in February. We have chosen Park and Stride. From Monday 13th of February until Wednesday 22nd of February, we are asking parents to park no closer than Mrs Mac’s car park or Traonach and walk the rest of the way to school. If you live closer than these areas, we would ask you to walk.

We are currently doing a Walkability Survey of Cloyne to identify hazards and safe routes to conduct Walking Buses as part of our actions for the flag.

We are hard at work but this flag, more than others,  needs the help of the community so we appreciate any support we receive from our parents.

Park and Stride February 2017