The Green-Schools Travel Competition is now open and we are inviting schools to take part in The BIG TRAVEL Challenge by promoting a sustainable mode of transport of your choice in the month of February. If your school is up for the challenge, we want to hear from you!
What are we looking for?
Schools big and small, rural and urban, primary, secondary and education centres that will take on the challenge of achieving a measurable increase in ONE of the following sustainable modes of travel; walking, cycling, scooting, carpooling, park 'n’ stride or the bus. We are asking schools to promote their chosen greener mode of travel for any 10 weekday period between Monday 1st February and Monday 29th February 2016 and to record their results.
Is your school up for The BIG TRAVEL Challenge?
A poster and entry form is on its way to all schools eligible to participate in this year's challenge.
- Download the BIG TRAVEL Challenge poster here
- Download a poster as Gaeilge anseo
The BIG TRAVEL Tracker can be downloaded here, agus as Gaelige anseo.
You can use your tracker to record the total number of students in your school travelling by your chosen mode on each day of the challenge. At the end of the challenge, fill in the entry form and tell us how you promoted your chosen mode and why your school deserves to win The BIG TRAVEL Challenge. The competition is open to all schools that have participated, or are participating in the Green-Schools Travel theme.
How will your school be judged?
Your school will be judged based on the increase of students using the mode of travel you promote during the challenge and your innovation and creativity in promoting that mode in your school. (Shortlisted schools may also undergo an unannounced visit from An Taisce judges if we need more information about your Green-Schools Travel theme.)
What are the prizes?
The overall winning school will receive a cash prize of €1000 to be used for their Green-Schools Travel activities, with four runners up each receiving prizes of €500.
The deadline for entry is 4th March 2016.
Full terms and conditions are available to view here. Please contact your Travel Officer or the Green-Schools team at 01 400 2222 if you have any questions.
Share your journey with us!
Connect with Green-Schools on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #bigtravelchallenge #dushlantaistilmor to tell us how your challenge is going!