Scoil Mhuire Pettigo walk away with a Green-Schools award

first_imgThe outstanding efforts of a Donegal primary school community were recognised this week at the An Taisce Green-Schools BIG Travel Challenge awards 2018. Staff and students at Scoil Mhuire, Pettigo went above and beyond to promote green travel modes to school as part of the BIG Travel Challenge. They were awarded along with 11 other schools for their achievements at a ceremony in Dublin on Tuesday. St. Brigids National School, Singland, Limerick was awarded the title of ‘Ireland’s Travel School of the Year’.During February, schools undertook the BIG Travel Challenge, the challenge asked schools to promote one sustainable transport mode for 10 days to see if they could achieve real, lasting change in the travel behaviour of their staff and students. The Challenge is an initiative of the Green-Schools Travel theme, which is supported by the NTA and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.To date, over 1800 primary and secondary schools countrywide have taken part or are taking part in the Green-Schools Travel programme, implementing sustainable travel action plans in their schools. Since 2008 over 1600 schools have been awarded the Green Flag for Travel, representing successful completion of the travel theme of the Green-Schools programme.Featured photo: Maxwell PhotographyScoil Mhuire Pettigo walk away with a Green-Schools award was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Green Schoolsscoil mhuire pettigolast_img

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