GREEN SCHOOL- THAT'S OUR RULE!
Green School Committee
Updated Jan 2020
St. Brigid’s is Striding Forth!
As part of our Global Citizenship Travel theme, the Green Committee in St Brigid’s is taking part in the Big Travel Challenge. This challenge is run by An Taisce and hopes to increase the amount of children travelling in a green way to and from school. In St. Brigid’s we have chosen the area of Park and Stride as our focus and we hope to increase numbers striding to our school.
At present only 16% of our girls park and stride to school with 28% driving all the way. We are asking parents and guardians to consider parking at Super Valu and walking to school. The Green Committee conducted a Walk-ability-audit, and found that the paths were wide and generally clear of litter. The health and wellness benefits of walking to school are immeasurable. This would also cut down on pollution around our school .Why not pop the scooter in the boot and scoot to school?
We are running an art competition in school for all classes to design a poster showing the benefits of Green Travel with particular emphasis on Park and Stride.
We will survey the school again in February and hope that the numbers have increased. So put on those boots and stride to better health and well being!
The Green Committee.