The Green School Committee with the guidance of Ms Pigott, Ms Herlihy and Fiona (Green Schools Advisor) have been engaged in a wide range of activities relating to Travel. These Activities include:
The Walkability Audit highlighted several issues that needed to be addressed locally to make walking to school safer for our pupils.
The Walkability Report that was sent to Cork Co. Council was very effective and we can see the results on the road to school and even down town.
Road Markings have been re-painted and bulbs replaced on Pedestrian Crossings.
Mapping our location:
A School Google Map was created to illustrate the modes of Travel used by our pupils to get to school.
Weighing of School Bags:
School Bags were weighed on arrival to school. The average weight was around 4kg. However 2 pupils had bags which weighed 8kg and a few had bags which weighed 6kg. Now that both Pupils and their Teachers are very aware of these weights we are certain that everyone will carry a lighter bag to and from school!
On Wednesday 29th the pupils and their parents walked to school.
87.1% of pupils travelled to school by Walking, Bus or Park ‘n Stride.
This was an exciting event and the sun shone all the way!
Next WOW is on Wednesday 5th May