Travel Theme- 7 steps Programme
Step 1: Green-Schools Committee
Please read the link below to find out more about step 1 of our 7 steps programme for our travel theme. The Green-Schools Committee aim to direct the Green-Schools programme/theme in St. Michael's. It is the driving force behind the programme and should ensure that all 7 steps are carried out.
Step 2: Environmental Review
Please read the link below to find out more about step 2 of our 7 steps programme for our travel theme. The aim of the Environmental Review is to find out the current situation as regards travel within and around St. Michael's.
See Mapping Exercise
Traffic Survey across the classrooms
Mindful Walk Air Quality Test in progress and Results
No Idling Posters
#beatairpollution #mindfulness #cleanairweek
Step 3- Action Plan
The aim of The Action Plan is to identify targets and goals to promote sustainable travel to and from school. The findings of the Environmental Review have identified targets for our Action Plan.
Step 4- Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring and Evaluating involves ensuring that progress towards targets is checked, amendments are made where necessary and achievements are rewarded and celebrated.
Step 5- Curriculum Work
This step links the Travel Theme to all areas of the curriculm.
Step 6- Informing and Involving
Step 6 ensures that the whole school and the wider community of Corcaghan and its surrounding areas, are aware of the Green-Schools work that is being done in St. Michael's NS.
Step 7- Green Code
Our final step in the 7 steps Programme on our Travel Theme is highlighting the theme in a fun and catchy way.
Hidden Places Project
Whilst we could’t run our week-long, walk to school call to action event this year, due to Covid-19, we followed the Green School's idea to celebrate Walk to School Week 2020 with a twist!
We arranged as a school, to take part in a Local Environment Project which involved taking in features in our local surroundings. We asked the children, how well did they know their 2-5km radius zone? We asked the children and families to take a walk or cycle into the great outdoors and discover what their 2-5km has to offer. This was a unique time to fully explore and quietly observe their natural surroundings. We were amazed with what came back to us. KIlmore and Drumsnat has so much hertigae and history not to mention natural beauty in it. Please see photos in the travel section to see some of the findings and we also updated our Facebook and Twitter pages. Some of the major heritage places were Drumsnat Monastic Site, Cahan's Church, ring forts-Lisnaraw & Blackhaw Forts, Mass Stones, Cahan's Manse, Ardaghey Forge, bridges and so on. It was a truly amazing project and feedback from the children and families was amazing. Thanks to Green School for the fantastic idea
Travel Theme Intergration with Active Week 2020
During Active Week 2020, we encouraged the children to use as many modes as transport as possible so we had a lovely integration of Green School's and Active Week. This was done following the Government's Guidelines during Covid-19. Check out our pictures for various vehicles, like bicycles, tractors and flickers to name just a few.