News

Cavan primary school reintroduces Walk on Wednesdays initiative

Sep 24, 2022 11:09 By News Northern Sound
Cavan primary school reintroduces Walk on Wednesdays initiative Cavan primary school reintroduces Walk on Wednesdays initiative
Share this article

The school encourages the students to do a number of things for the environment.

A Cavan primary school has brought back an initiative that'll see parents and children walk to school once a week.

St Joseph's in Kingscourt came up with WOW, or Walk on Wednesdays, a number of years ago as part of their efforts to earn a Green Flag and it was such a success that they kept it on.

It encourages pupils and their families to park the cars and make at least part of the journey on foot once a week.

Advertisement

Valerie Norton is the deputy principal at the school, she says it's just one of the things the children do for the environment.

"There's great enthusiasm and great interest. We have a Green Schools committee that we set up every year and there's always great interest. A lot of children are dying to be part of it and we're also supporting Cavan County Councils 'No Idling' Campaign, so that's encouraging drivers to turn off their car engines when they're not moving, so one such time as when they're outside the school gates waiting on their children."

Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

NorthernSound Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.