THIS week is National Scoot to School Week - a week-long celebration of scooting on the school run.
It's the second year that Green-Schools have celebrated Scoot to School Week, which was the first event of its kind worldwide in 2015.
Schools who are working towards their Green Flag for Travel or have already been awarded the flag will be hosting colourful scooting events and encouraging children to scoot to school throughout the week.
Increasingly popular, scooting is a great way to make the journey to school active, sustainable, and fun.
The highlight of National Scoot to School Week is National S.O.W. Day, which this year takes place on Wednesday (March 9). Over the past two years over 10,000 students have scooted to school on National S.O.W. Day.
Green-Schools travel officers will work directly with schools this week to promote scooting and offer scooting skills workshops up to Friday (March 11).
This year selected schools have also had fully-funded scooter parking installed by Green-Schools.
And it's not just for children, as Green-Schools travel manager Jane Hackett explains: “With the advent of adult scooters, adults can join them children the school run - and continue on to their workplace too!”
The ultimate aim of the Green-Schools travel programme is to encourage students, parents and teachers to walk, cycle, scoot, Park ‘n’ Stride, use public transport or car pool instead of using the private car on the school run. Visit www.greenschoolsireland.org for more information.