Portmarnock Community School is currently implementing the Green-Schools programme in relation to travel. This theme aims to increase the number of students walking, cycling, scooting, using public transport or carpooling to school.
As part of the initiative, we are striving to make the school a more welcoming place for walkers, cyclists and scooters. Last year, we successfully applied for grant funding to install bicycle and scooter shelters at the front of the school.
Our latest initiative is a Cycle Training programme.We would hope that by undergoing cycle training it would encourage our students to cycle to and from school more often. We have also enrolled in the programme, #andshecycles, which focuses on the gender gap in cycling. The aim is that some of our female students gain confidence from this training and possibly start cycling to school.