Limerick students scoot to school


by Alan Jacques

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Scoot to school St.  Brigids TrainingOVER 300 children across the city scooted to school last week as part of a national initiative.

The National Scoot to School Week, launched by An Taisce’s Green Schools Travel Programme, joined up with the Limerick Smarter Travel School Project to promote scooting in schools across the city.

Schools were also offered ‘Scoot Safe’ programmes to help pupils to be safe and responsible when scooting. So far over 250 students have undertaken scoot safe training across the city with more courses due to take place in the next few weeks

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Limerick schools that participated in the project included Mary Queen of Peace National School in Caherdavin; St Patrick’s Girls National School on the Dublin Road; Salesian Infant School, Fernbank; St Michael’s Infant School in Sexton Street and St Brigid’s National School, Singland.

To build on the success of National Scoot to School Week, school travel officers are continuing to work with schools to deliver scoot safely and scooting skills workshops throughout the month of March.

Limerick Smarter Travel school coordinator Ellen O’Sullivan explained, “This joint approach with Green Schools Travel has been a tremendous success and increased the reach of both programmes.”

“It’s the second year of Scoot to School Week and it looks like it will be a permanent fixture. Scooters are fun, affordable and a healthier alternative to the car and through the scoot safe programme, we hope students will be safer when doing so,” she said.