Well done to the Green Schools Committee for their input and their work in organising and promoting our Travel Action Day. We made the school area a car free zone for the day with the ‘walking buses’ from our two WOW locations. On arriving at the school the boys were treated to healthy breakfast smoothies freshly made by members of our very busy PA. Fiona Foley (parent) did a range of high intensive exercises for all classes in the halla as part of ‘wake and shake’.
After small break 57 boys from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes who had brought their bikes to school were accompanied by members of staff and 10 parents/ grandparents for a cycle along the Crosshaven- Carrigaline walkway. On Monday Robert, Mary and Becky O’Riordan (parents & sister) had spent the school day doing safety checks on the bikes so that all were in safe condition for the cycle. All cyclists made it safely to the car park by Kilmoney Industrial Estate in Carrigaline and back to school with the assistance of Stephen from the Coastguard.
While the cycle was taking place the remainder of the school went for a walk to various parts of the village accompanied once again by staff and a large number of parents/ grandparents. Juniors, Seniors, 1st and 2nd also visited the playground during their walks.
The boys also got to do a range of activities during the day in class around the theme of Safe Travel. Finally community Garda Damien and local Garda Niall visited all classes and spoke to the boys about the importance of Road Safety.
Many thanks to all in our school community who contributed in any way during the day. This Action Day will help support our application for our fourth Green Schools flag next month.