RUSHALL NS has been a busy spot lately, but that has not prevented the school from keeping up their good work in environmental protection. Already the proud holders of three green flags, the school used the spring weather to motivate them as they began work on their fourth.
The theme for the fourth green flag is travel, and the ultimate aim is to reduce the number of private cars arriving at the school gate each day. The school hope to achieve this by encouraging the students, parents and teachers to leave the car at home and come to school in a green way. For some this may mean walking, for others, park n’ stride – depending on where the students live.
To kick start their project, the Green Schools committee accompanied Chiara Hanrahan,
An Taisce’s Education Officer on a walkability audit to determine the suitability of the area for walking and to identify some possible Park n’ Stride locations.
To complement this, the committee also surveyed the traffic passing through the Pike of Rushall and measured both volume and speed.
“The Committee did a great job today.
They are a dedicated bunch who realise that by changing their travel habits they can make a big difference to their global environment.
Their personal health will benefit too.
Now all they need to do is get everyone else on board to make the Pike if Rushall a greener, safer place for pedestrians”, said Chiara.