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Eco Schools - Travel Challenge

Eco-Schools is a recognised International award scheme, rewarding and accrediting schools who have made a commitment to continuously improving their environmental performance. It is also a learning resource, raising awareness of environmental issues through activities that link to curriculum subjects.
The aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to make environmental awareness and actions an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of the school and also the wider community, both for pupils and for staff.
Travel Challenge Case Study
Find out about the experiences of Ulidia Integrated College as they actively encourage more pupils to choose sustainable transport for the school run.
Eco Schools - The Travel Challenge
Translink and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful joined forces again this year to get schools involved in this Eco-schools project and in particular to look at the Transport theme. Schools that have successfully completed all the elements of the programme are awarded the 'Green-Flag'. This award has now become a well-recognised Eco-Label and has to be renewed every two years.
The challenge raises awareness on the impact of transport on the environment and demonstrates the benefits of using sustainable transport. Challenge resources provide schools with a range of engaging activities to complete.
WIN the #Smartmovers art competition and have your artwork on the side of a bus!
ALL SCHOOLS who complete the two week Translink Eco-Schools Travel Challenge or #Smartmovers Competition and submit their results by the deadline, Tuesday 21st May 2019, will be entered into this prize draw which includes:
• guided tour of Croke Park or the Aviva Stadium or Whitehead Railway Museum
• coaching directly to/from school
• insurance

Competition Ts&Cs - Maximum number of passengers (including teachers) permitted is 48. Travel will be permitted on a date that suits the school, Translink and the chosen stadium/museum.
Prize Categories
The Eco Schools team will assess Travel Challenge entries to determine the category winners.
Category Level Prize
Most Eco-Journeys
As % of total eco-journeys travelled by pupils
Post-Primary £150 and bus or rail journey for 1 class
Most Improved Class
Greatest change away from car use by pupils
Primary £150 and bus or rail journey for 1 class
Best #Smartmovers Project
Primary and Post- Primary Your artwork on the side of a bus!
Best Pupil
Nominate your Transport Hero. The most inspiring pupil who really sets the standard high for sustainable transport to school with a short explanation why.
All Schools £50 book token and family travel ticket for the winning pupil
*In the event of multiple pupils fitting the criteria a random prize draw will decide the winner.