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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Cycling initiative has pedal power

A UNIQUE international cycling partnership between three schools aimed at raising awareness of a number of different issues has come to a conclusion in Balbriggan. Balbriggan Educate Together NS, Clarendon School London and Lubomba School Zambia have collaborated on a unique cycle partnership between the three schools. The 520km cycle began at Clarendon School London and finished at Balbriggan ETNS three days later. The long-distance cycle challenge was undertaken by three teachers from the participating schools, was supported by An Taisce and is aimed at enhancing the children's learning on issues of Human Rights, Environmental Awareness and and Citizenship Education. Balbriggan ETNS is currently working on the Travel Theme for its fourth Green Flag, under the An Taisce Green schools initiative.

A large group of parents and local personalities accompanied the three teachers on the final stage of the cycle from Swords to Balbriggan on Monday with the children joining in for the final leg, from the Harry Reynolds Road to the school.

Niall McGuirk, Senior Sports Officer with Fingal County Council, Stephen McGinn from the Community Trust and Sandra Flavin from An Taisce participated in final leg of the cycle. All involved had a brilliant day!

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