Green Schools

Our Feet First Friday

On the 7th of February 2020 our TY Green Schools committee held a day called Feet First Friday in hopes to get our fourth Green Schools flag for sustainable travel as a part of An Táisce’s programme. With the help of Ms Purcell, our Green School Co Ordinator , Roisin Garvey from An Taisce and our TY students we encouraged students and teachers to walk, cycle or park and stride to school. No cars were allowed to enter the school gates.

There were drop off points at Centra, Bodyke Hurling pitch, Scarriff hurling pitch and the handball alley in Tuamgraney. All participants got a ticket on the day and were entered into a raffle for some hampers supplied by the school council. What a great prize for a great cause. It was a lovely sight to see not one car in the school car park. We are now onto the second year of our journey towards receiving our Sustainable Travel Flag. We would like to thank Scariff GAA Club, Bodyke GAA Club, the school Council and the Gardaí who helped us make the day such a success. There was a great community spirit which we hope will be instilled for our second Feet First Friday which we will host this year.

By Caitriona Apsel and Leana Spazzi

Our Raffle Winners

Ms Mortell and Ms O Shea walking to school

Sixth Year Students walk to school with their Year Head Ms Purcell

Senator Róisin Garvey from Green School’s working with our Green School committee

The Organising committee working on Posters to encourage students to walk to school

Ms Sheridan on Car Free day

Ms Purcell with Tara Mc Carthy and Leah Lowry on Car free day

Car free Carpark on Car Free Day 2020