School travel workshop

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 championed by An Taisces Green-Schools programme. 


Workshops available to schools participating in the programme


Walking Workshops:

  • 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:

  • 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 2nd-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.


Environmental Workshops:

  • Climate Change: The environmental impact of transport

  • Food Miles

  • Fossil fuels and Transport


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