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Scoil Mhuire N.S. Lahinch has been awarded three green flags to date, including the litter and waste flag, energy flag and water Flag. This year the green schools committee are working towards achieving the Travel Flag. Our green schools Committee are encouraging all our pupils to walk from home, or to Park ‘n Stride from the car-park and also to carpool. We are trying to promote a sustainable mode of transport and reduce our carbon footprint. This has many benefits for the children as their fitness levels improve and they become more active. It benefits the environment as there will be less pollution. Children need to be careful and develop good road sense. Care is needed at all times on the road and footpaths.

Our school is currently taking part in the Big travel Challenge this February for 10 days. From Wednesday 8th February 2017 to Tuesday 21st February 2017 our green schools committee are promoting a sustainable mode of transport, i.e. walking, park ‘n stride and carpooling. We are recording each days findings in each classroom. The big travel challenge is a nationwide competition run by An Taisce Green Schools.

We aim to increase the number of pupils using Park ‘n Stride from the car park on the main road. We also aim to increase the number of pupils who walk to school.

We are continuing also with our WOW (walk on Wednesday). The green schools committee record each classrooms numbers and “The Golden Boot Award” is given to the best classroom for the most walkers from home & children who park ’n stride and carpool.

We are also working on achieving the Active Flag for our school. As all children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, walking to school and walking to/from the car park are very beneficial. The Travel flag and the Active Flag go hand in hand in helping our children to become active and fit.

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The Golden Boot

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Mar 2, 2017, 2:09 AM