‘Big Travel Challenge’ Action Day Initiative

As part of their Green Schools Action Day, students from St. Patricks National School in Harestown Monasterboice braved the wet and windy weather conditions for a full demonstration of an electric car.


On Friday 05th February 2016, St. Patricks National School planned their Action Day initiative around the theme Big Travel Challenge whereby all the students and their families are making huge efforts to carpool, and cut down their carbon footprint. The students were all in fancy dress on the day, many of which were made by themselves.

Local energy and critical power specialists, Hanley Energy provided their BMW i3 electric company car for the purpose of demonstration.

“It was a great pleasure to see all the pupils and teachers engaging together around environmental sustainability and collaborating on new travel initiatives”, said Michael Curran of Hanley Energy on the day.


St. Patrick’s Green Schools Coordinator, Ms. Branigan, gave a presentation to all the classes on the uses and misconceptions of the electric car, driving home the overall message that we need to reduce our carbon footprint and become more sustainability minded. The practical demonstrations and the novelty of the space age looking Hanley Energy car helped to keep the children focused and interested in the key facts presented.

Hanley Energy wish to thank the school for the invitation to attend and for the schools hospitality on the day, and wish them well with the rest of their green schools initiatives.





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15th Feb 2016