Kilkenny City VEC has a proud tradition of environmental care.
The school has been engaged with An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme for many years. Currently, the school are tackling the theme of travel under the guidance of their coordinator, teacher Joey Holden.
“Many students at Kilkenny City VEC walk to school, and this of course is good news for the local environment,” says Chiara Hanrahan, An Taisce’s Education Officer in Kilkenny.
“Fewer cars mean less pollution, and of course a fitter student.”
As part of their work, the school has joined forces with the bicycle experts at the Men’s Shed. A number of the school's students are lucky to have been chosen to take part in a bicycle maintenance workshop.
The Men’s Shed repair unused or disused bikes and sell them at very keen prices, to raise funds. They plan to share their invaluable skills with the lads from the VEC over the next couple of weeks and get a few more bicycles on the road.
Well done to all invovled in the initiative.