Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/06/2016. Tags: Teachers Parenting
Schools across Ireland will be taking part in National C.O.W Day (Cycle on Wednesday/Weekdays) today, Wednesday 15th June, as part of Bike Week 2016.
This is the eighth annual national celebration of cycling and, as a key partner of Bike Week, An Taisce Green-Schools Travel will be encouraging all schools to get on their bikes and get mooving to school as part of our popular COW initiative.
This year Green-Schools hopes to achieve the target of 5,000 people cycling on National COW Day.
Primary schools across the country will be oiling their chains and checking their brakes with the help of Green-Schools Travel Officers in preparation for cycling to school safely.
As part of their Green-Schools Travel Programme, schools are undertaking a variety of initiatives to promote the bicycle during Bike Week 2016. Activities schools are involved in include: cycle to school days, bike maintenance sessions, cycling training, ‘bling your bike’, cycle audits, cycle trips and cycle games.
These initiatives help to portray cycling in a positive way and encourage people to experience cycling as a fun and healthy form of transport.
Recently, Green-Schools Travel’s National WOW Day (Walk on Wednesday/Weekdays) saw tens of thousands of students, teachers and parents walk to school as part of National Walk to School Week which took place from May 16th to 20th.
Bike Week is an initiative set up by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport that runs from June 9thto 17th and is an entire week dedicated to the joys of the bicycle.
Bike Week for primary schools runs until Friday 17th June. Green-Schools Travel is encouraging all schools to dedicate at least one day, or the entire week, to the bicycle.
This year 23 schools around Ireland will also be celebrating the installation of fully funded bicycle parking infrastructure on their school grounds provided by An Taisce Green-Schools.
For more information visit GreenSchoolsIreland.org