The Limerick Smarter Travel School Project offers free travel workshops to participating schools as a support to the school travel planning process. Travel workshops serve to introduce students to the concept of sustainable travel with a particular emphasis on their local area and are conducted in line with the 7-step methodology (link is external) (link is external) championed by An Taisces Green-Schools (link is external) (link is external)programme.
Workshops available to schools participating in the programme
Walking Workshops include :
Walkability Audits : Students work with their travel officer to audit routes to school for positive and negative attributes.
Walking Bus : This workshop provides schools with an overview as to the workings of the walking bus scheme.
Walk in the city: This interactive workshop targets 1st -2nd class students and aims to provide an introduction to pedestrian infrastructure in their local are.
Cycling Workshops include:
Cycle-ability Audit : Students cycle their routes to school with a view to idenifying positive and negative attributes
Get in Gear : Basic cycle training course for parents and teachers.
Cycle Fun Days: Interactive workshop delivered by the school travel officer designed to raise awareness about how to cycle safely.
Bike Maintenance : Interactive workshop tailored to each audience on basic bike repair and maintenance
Public Transport Workshops
Bus in the City: An interactive workshop which operates every September as part of European Mobility Week. Unfortunatey places are limited for this workshop and participation is by application.
Public Transport Mapping: Public transport is a key consideration in our 'Travel Mapping' workshop detailed below.
Travel Planning Workshops
Travel mapping: Interactive workshop which interchanges between hardcopy and ICT resources and focuses on local transport networks. This is delivered to classes from 2-6th at primary level and is suitable to all class groups at secondary level
School Gate Safety Leaflet: Interactive workshop designed to engage students in the travel planning process. The outcome of this workshop is a tailored leaflet detailing transport options, safety issues and tips relative to their school.
Climate Change: The environmental impact of transport
Fossil fuels and Transport