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Clare pupils get out in the fresh air, just like the good old days

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County Clare Schools are celebrating Clean Air Week with Green-Schools Travel Officer Róisín Ní Gháirbhith. Hundreds of schools around Ireland are taking part in Clean Air Week which concludes tomorrow, Friday, November 22 2019. Clean Air Week is the latest campaign from the Green-Schools Travel programme, which promotes active and sustainable travel on the journey to school.

Events across the county were undertaken by several schools to highlight the importance of clean air and reduced air pollution at their school gates. St Flannan’s NS, Inagh and Liscannor NS have their Fresh air Friday walk to school event, Broadford NS had a WOW day walk on Wednesday, Ennis NS are having cycle training for all 90 4th class students with Green-schools Travel Education Officer Roisín Ní Gháirbhith. Scarriff Community college held 4 entire year group and staff workshops on Climate Change and sustainable travel to look at reducing the air pollution at their school gates. Moyasta pupils take part in cycle training and park n stride too.

Students at Doora NS  made a pledge to #BeatAirPollution by Walking on Wednesdays and launching Fresh Air Fridays with an aim to create a healthy environment around the school gate and to improve well-being by travelling to school actively. 

A No Idling Toolkit and an Air Quality resource has been developed by Green-Schools Travel to help schools launch a clean air-focused campaign during Clean Air Week.

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