The Green-Schools Travel Competition is now open and we are searching for Ireland’s Sustainable Travel School 2014. If you think it could be your school, we want to hear from you!
Who can apply?
There are two categories for schools to apply under: awarded schools and active schools. The ‘awarded schools’ category is for all schools who have been awarded their fourth Green Flag for Travel and who have continued to promote sustainable travel to school. The second category for schools to apply under is ‘active schools’; this is for all schools who are currently working towards their Green Flag for Travel either in Year 1 or Year 2.
What are we looking for?
Schools big and small, rural and urban, primary, secondary and education centres that have achieved a significant and measurable shift away from the private car on their everyday school journeys. We are looking for those schools that have taken an innovative approach to promoting greener travel modes and who can demonstrate a proven system of recording their success. We want schools that can show us their whole school commitment to a sustainable travel ethos!
Does this sound like your school?
Then fill in the entry form and tell us why you think your school deserves the title 'Ireland’s Sustainable Travel School of the Year 2014'. Awards will be made in a number of travel sub categories (walking, cycling, park and stride, carpooling, bus or multiple modes) One school in each category will then be awarded the title of Ireland’s Sustainable Travel School of the Year 2014! The competition is open to all schools that have participated, or are participating, in the Green-Schools Travel programme.
How will schools be judged?
Schools will be judged based on their application and shortlisted schools will then undergo an unannounced visit from An Taisce judges.
What are the prizes?
In total €4,000 will be awarded as cash prizes and the winning schools in each category will receive a grand prize of €500 each.
The deadline for entry is Friday 7th March.
- Click here for full terms and conditions
- Click here to download an entry form*. [MS Word version here.]
- Click here to download a flyer
- Please contact your Travel Education Officer or the Green-Schools team at 01 400 2222 if you have any questions.
*Please download form and save to your computer before filling it in.