The UK's largest free source of online links to information that supports
the improvement of sustainability in schools and Local Authorities
 
Username
Password
Create an account
Forgot details?
Take a tour
You are not logged into TeachShare - Please Login
Navigation Tree StartTeachShare.org.ukNavigation Tree ArrowNews Navigation Tree ArrowNews - More Info
News - More Info

Back Button   Home Button

News - More Info

26 April 2012

Local school leads the way in travel challenge
Olderfleet Primary School in Larne is taking part in the Translink Eco-Schools Travel Challenge, which aims to monitor pupils£ travel patterns over a four-week period

Pupils and parents are being encouraged to move away from private-car use and adopt more environmentally-friendly travel modes such as walking, cycling, buses and trains.

The challenge assists schools in achieving the prestigious and internationally-recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag Award and Translink£s Lynda Shannon said there are many other benefits for those participating.

£Sustainable travel including passenger transport has a big role to play in reducing local carbon emissions.

£It is therefore important that we instil the value of more sustainable lifestyles amongst children from an early age,£ she added.

£Walking and cycling to school or even walking to your nearest bus stop or train station also helps children achieve the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity; helping to maintain a healthy weight, boost the immune system and promote self-esteem.£

Carmel Fyfe, Eco-Schools manager for TIDY Northern Ireland said the challenge represented a fantastic opportunity for pupils and parents to adopt more eco-friendly travel habits while learning more about the impact of travel choices on environmental sustainability.

£Participating in the Travel Challenge is also a great way to help schools to achieve the internationally recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag and we wish all participating schools success with their Travel Challenges£, she concluded

For the full news article and to be taken to the website, click here

 
  RECOMMEND
TO A FRIEND
SHARE ON
FACEBOOK
SHARE ON
TWITTER


Back Button   Home Button
 
Funded by
Millar Landscapes
Millar Landscapes Logo
This free resource is funded by Millar Landscapes as part of a corporate social responsibility initiative.
 
 
Newsletter Signup
Subscribe to our newsletter and you'll receive regular
emails keeping you up to date on our latest enirionmental news & events.

 
  TeachShare Social Media Platforms  
Sponsors & Supporters
 
Envirolink Northwest
 
   

Home Page | Contact Us | Report a Broken Link   Copyright 2018 | TeachShare  
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional