Walk On Wednesday and Travel Initiatives at Presentation Castleisland

Walk on Wednesday participants at Presentation Castleisland from left: Laura Daly, Emily Walsh, Rachel Griffin, Millie Hughes and Caoimhe Scanlon.

People may have noticed that the traffic in Castleisland was lighter on a recent mid-week as the students and teachers of Presentation Secondary School did their Walk on Wednesday to school as part of a Green-Schools’ sustainable travel initiative.

Those who travelled by bus or car didn’t miss out but instead got out at designated areas and walked the rest of the way to school.

Every student and teacher who walked through the gate was entered into a draw for numerous prizes and ‘the atmosphere was so positive and uplifting’, said Deirdre Moynihan, a Green-Schools Committee member.

Greeting Enthusiastic Walkers

Angela Wall, travel officer for An Taisce was also present to greet all the enthusiastic walkers as they arrived to school.

She later reminded everyone that not only were they enhancing their overall health and well-being but they were also benefiting the environment, as walking just one kilometre, saves 130g of CO2.

Members of the Pres Green-School Committee and Travel Ambassadors were also on hand to see through all their careful planning in raising awareness about the benefits of walking to school.

Future Travel Initiatives

‘We hope to promote more travel initiatives in the future and are already looking forward to a ‘Cycle To School Day’ as part of Climate Action Week in October’, said Caoimhe Scanlon, Travel Ambassador.

The Pres  motto will be to embrace sustainable travel and to ‘grab life by the handlebars.’

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