Eco Schools

Helping to continuously improving their environmental

Postponed due to COVID 19

Translink Eco Schools Travel Challenge has been postponed due to COVID 19.  We look forward to launching when the time is right.  However, please scroll down to see the resources you can use at home with children in Key Stage 1-3.

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.

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.

Please use these Eco Schools Resources at home

Resources

Activities

Promotional Material
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.

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