09 Jul Ulidia Integrated College pupils pick up award in Translink Eco-Schools Travel Challenge
Staff and Year 9 pupils from Ulidia Integrated College are celebrating after winning the Post Primary category of the Translink Eco-Schools Travel Challenge.
The Translink Travel challenge promotes walking, cycling, bus and train travel for the school run instead of car use. This year the challenge was taken on during term one by Year 9. Students were guided through the challenge by their form tutors and logged their journeys using Google Forms to reduce the carbon footprint of the challenge.
Translink Health & Safety Manager John Thompson said “Congratulations to the winning schools and pupils – it’s fantastic to see pupils, teachers and parents so involved and committed to playing a role in protecting our planet.”
Charlene McKeown from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful added: “We really enjoy working on this great project with Translink and even in our education’s most difficult year to date schools in Northern Ireland still took the time and prioritised sustainable travel and took part in the challenge. It is really encouraging and promising for us to see so many take part in what was a challenging year for many.”
Sandra Patterson from Ulidia Integrated College congratulated the Year 9 pupils “Ulidia Integrated College is very proud of the effort shown by Y9 during the challenge and congratulate the participants on displaying determination and resilience to make a positive environmental impact.”