Green schools encouraging healthier school journeys
AS the new school year begins to settle back into its familiar routine, members of the Green School Travel Team here in Kerry are on a mission to encourage a healthier approach to the daily school commute, all part of a Green Schools campaign.
The team are busy promoting the reminder that the human body is a mode of transport in itself and that weather and safety depending, that children should not get into the habit of being driven directly from the bed to the desk.
“It’s back to school time again! I would encourage all parents to look at how they get their children to school and see if it’s possible to start a good habit at the beginning of the school year around active travel to school,” says the spokesperson from the An Taisce Green Schools Programme.
“Can you park ‘n stride with your child? Walk all the way or cycle? Maybe car pool? Children are designed to be physically active and they love movement. It makes it easier for them to sit still in class once they get there and it makes them happier to be given a chance to move first thing in the morning,” the release continues.
“So why now make a new school year resolution and get your children, and you, to school in a healthier greener way this school year. You’ ll also be helping your school with its Green-Schools Programme and helping it maintain it’s Green Flag,” it finishes.