Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools

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.

Joining the Eco-Schools programme is completely free. It makes tackling sustainable issues manageable and easy for any school, whether you’re a children’s centre, nursery, primary school, secondary school or a school with special status. What’s more, by addressing environmental issues in your school and reducing waste, you’ll save money, which can be reinvested elsewhere.

Check out: www.eco-schools.org.uk

The Eco Schools Programme is focused around nine key environmental topics. These are:

  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Energy
  • Global Perspectives
  • Healthy Living
  • Litter
  • School Grounds
  • Transport
  • Waste

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.

There are three awards: Bronze, Silver and Green Flag. The Bronze and Silver awards can be applied for online but the Green Flag will be externally assessed. All criteria for all awards can also be found on the website.

To get started on your Eco-Schools journey, register now at:
http://keepbritaintidy.org/ecoschools/Register

The Western Riverside (Hammersmith & Fulham, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Kensington & Chelsea) area currently has 9 Schools with Green Flag awards.

  • Corpus Christi Catholic School, Lambeth
  • Effra Early Years Centre, Lambeth
  • Fenstanton Primary School, Lambeth
  • Fox Primary School, Kensington & Chelsea
  • Henry Cavendish Primary School, Lambeth
  • Latymer Preparatory Junior School, Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Linden Lodge School, Wandsworth
  • Reay Primary School, Lambeth
  • Wyvil Primary School, Lambeth

To check out schools that have Eco-School awards or Green Flag awards in your area check out: http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/ecoschools/schoolsearch