Loreto Fermoy named Ireland’s Park ‘n’ Stride School of the Year

Loreto Green-Schools members Clara, Leah, Lucy and Emily with their co-ordinator, Laura Keane and Green-Schools Travel Officer, Edwina Coman at the award presentation this week at a ceremony held in the grounds of Dublin Zoo, having been named the Park 'n' Stride School of the Year. (Photo: 1IMAGE/Bryan Brophy)

Loreto Secondary School in Fermoy was named one of Ireland’s Travel Schools of the Year (Park ‘n’ Stride Mode) at a ceremony in Dublin on Tuesday.

An Taisce Green-Schools presented the school with their award at the event honouring the winners of this year’s Green-Schools BIG Travel Challenge 2023 in Haughton House of Dublin Zoo.

During February schools undertook the Big Travel Challenge, which asked them to concentrate on one sustainable transport mode for two weeks to see if they could achieve real, lasting change in the travel behaviour of their staff and students.

The Challenge is an initiative of the Green-Schools Travel theme, which is supported by the NTA and the Department of Transport.

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