The Government in England wants every school to be a sustainable school by 2020. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.
Eco-Schools is one of five environmental education programmes run internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Children are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they lead the eco-committee and help carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of their school. Through consultation with the rest of the school and the wider community, it is the pupils that decide which environmental themes they want to address and how they are going to do it.
Schools work towards gaining one of three awards – Bronze, Silver and the prestigious Green Flag award. Bronze and Silver are both self-accredited and Green Flag is externally assessed by Keep Britain Tidy.
We are delighted to have already have received our bronze and silver award. This academic year, we will be working towards our Green Flag award, which we hope to achieve next summer.
To find out more information about Eco Schools, visit the link below.
How do we achieve the award?
To achieve the award, there are 7 steps that we must follow. These are broken down into bronze, silver and then the Eco Green award.