Newry pupils demonstrate eco credentials on World Environment Day

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Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Pupils from across Northern Ireland attended a special awards ceremony at Belfast City Hall to celebrate 10 years of the Translink Eco Schools Travel Challenge.

Taking place on World Environment Day during Translink’s Bus + Train Week, the awards recognize local pupil efforts to use more sustainable travel options for the journey to and from school.

 

 

Over 3100 pupils across 39 local schools participated in the initiative highlighting the importance of walking, cycling and using the bus or train more often for the school run. There was a 56% increase in sustainable journeys and a 29% decrease in car use during the challenge.

The award-winning top performers were Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus, St Colum’s Primary School, Portstewart and Aghadrumsee Primary School in Enniskillen. St Patrick’s Primary School, Hilltown, also scooped a special Ulsterbus Tours school trip prize.

A Special Recognition Award was presented to St Malachy’s Primary School, Carnagat, Newry, for their long-term support and participation in the Travel Challenge over the past 10 years.

 

 

Schools interested in participating in the next Translink Eco-Schools Travel Challenge as part of the Eco-Schools Awards Scheme can call 028 9073 6920 or click www.translink.co.uk/ecoschools/. 

For details on Ulsterbus Tours Educational Trips click www.ulsterbustours.com or call 028 9033 7004.

 

 

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