Students from Green-Schools all over Ireland will come together during National Walk to School Week: May 12th to 16th 2014 to show their support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school wherever possible.
Join in Green-Schools’ National WOW day on Wednesday 14th May 2014 and help us reach the target of 20,000 people walking to school all over Ireland!
Download a National Walk to School Week 2014 poster here. Download a version as Gaeilge here.
You can also combine walking events with a week of activities aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of walking to school. Why not try out some of the following suggestions:
Organise a sponsored Walk to School event – this year we are asking Green-Schools to consider supporting Cara’s Dream to Walk; see below for further information
WOW day in fancy dress
Walk Around Ireland – Use this resource to encourage and monitor a culture of walking within your school. Start it during Walk to School Week 2014 (Ask your local Green-Schools Travel Education Officer for details)
Walk more than once a week, by running ‘Feet First Friday’, ‘Trot on Tuesday’, ‘March on Monday’ for example
Organise a Walk to School non-uniform day
Organise a health and physical activity week
Organise speakers e.g. road safety talk
Run competitions (e.g. posters, green codes or slogans, songs, poems)
Be creative and think of your own ideas and most importantly … have fun!