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The annual total for the post-primary school run in Northern Ireland is a staggering 130 million miles more than it needs to be - because many children don't attend the closest school, a new study has found

The annual total for the post-primary school run in Northern Ireland is a staggering 130 million miles more than it needs to be - because many children don't attend the closest school, a new study has found

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The annual total for the post-primary school run in Northern Ireland is a staggering 130 million miles more than it needs to be - because many children don't attend the closest school, a new study has found

The annual total for the post-primary school run in Northern Ireland is a staggering 130 million miles more than it needs to be - because many children don't attend the closest school, a new study has found.

That figure represents 40m more 'wasted' miles than the distance from the Earth to the Sun and is the equivalent of an extra 10,000 cars on the road.

The figures are revealed in one of a new series of reports by Ulster University's Unesco Education Centre, which looks at ways of transforming education in Northern Ireland.


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