The Green-Schools Travel Competition 2015 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 15 weekday period between Monday 2nd February and Friday 27th February 2015 and to record their results.
Is your school up for The BIG TRAVEL CHALLENGE?
A poster and entry form is included in packs sent to all eligible schools. A BIG TRAVEL Tracker is available to download in English here agus as Gaeilge 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. You will need to let us know the number of students travelling by your chosen mode on an average day BEFORE the challenge started and on Day 1, Day 7 and Day 15 of the challenge. Awards will be made in each travel category (walking, cycling, scooting, carpooling, park 'n’ stride and bus).
The competition is open to all schools that have participated, or are participating in the Green-Schools Travel programme.
How will your school be judged?
Your schools 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.
What are the prizes?
The overall winning school will receive a cash prize of €1000 to be used for their Green-Schools Travel programme, with category winners each receiving prizes of €500.
Share with us!
Share your school's activities for the BIG TRAVEL CHALLENGE including photos with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #bigtravelchallenge / #dushlantaistilmor
The deadline for entry is 6th March 2015.
Please contact your Travel Education Officer or the Green-Schools team at 01 400 2222 if you have any questions.
BIG TRAVEL CHALLENGE poster
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BIG TRAVEL CHALLENGE tracker
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