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Get active on the school run this term 27.08.15

DONEGAL parents and children are being urged to rethink their commute to school this year to improve health and the environment.
Following a summer of cycling, scooting and enjoying the great outdoors in Donegal, An Taisce's Green-Schools Travel Programme suggest choosing "active and sustainable" modes of transport for the school run.
Each year the programme works with schools in Donegal to encourage walking, cycling and scooting to school along with options such as Park ‘n’ Stride, carpooling and using public transport.
“The start of the school year is the best time to make small changes to the school run that will impact greatly on their local environment and their children’s health and wellbeing.
We hope that by working with students, parents and teachers we will see reduced congestion at the school gates and an increase in walking and cycling to school.
The journey to school is a great time to get some exercise, meet new friends and learn about your local environment, and what better way than on foot or by bike," said national manager of the Green-Schools Travel programme Jane Hackett.
Pupils of Scoil Naomh Bríd, Downings, celebrate the opening of their new bicycle parking facility.
This year 17 new schools in County Donegal will join St. Columba's College; Robertson N.S; Scoil Mhuire gan Smal; Clonmany National School; Ballymore National School; Scoil Mhuire, Belcruit; Scoil Colmcille, Kilmacrennan; Scoil Eoin Pól, Lochanuir and Scoil Padraig in Rasheeny in working on the Travel theme of the Green-Schools programme.
Beginning with a review of how students currently travel to and from their school, Jimmy McVeigh and Áine O’Loughlen will work closely with the school to identify ways in which they can make smarter travel choices on the school run.
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