In May 2016, we were awarded our 4th Green Flag on the theme of TRAVEL. Ms. Mc Caffrey and three members of the Green Schools Committee were presented with the flag during a special award ceremony in Dublin. Marty Mone visited our school in June 2016 to raise our Green Flag and the parents, staff and pupils enjoyed a sing-along with him in celebration.
The Travel theme is funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and supported by the National Transport Authority. Green-Schools have dedicated Travel Education Officers throughout the country who are working closely with schools to support them through the 7-step process.
As part of our Action Plan we were required to set out our own travel targets, with the ultimate aim of increasing the number of pupils walking, cycling, park ‘n’ stride, carpooling or using public transport, which will ease congestion by reducing the number of private cars arriving at the school gates. Here is a copy of our Action Plan.