Bronze Award criteria

Bronze Award criteria

Once you have made some progress on your Eco-Schools journey and told the rest of your school about your good work, you will be ready to apply for the Eco-Schools Bronze Award. On average schools take 6 months to move from registration to Bronze.

This is self-assessed online and focuses on the activities you are undertaking. If you feel you have met the criteria listed below, celebrate and login to your account to complete the self-assessment!

Your Eco-Committee

  • Consists of pupils from every year group and adults
  • They meet a minimum of once every term
  • Pupils take minutes of meetings which are kept in a lovely Eco-Committee Folder and displayed on your Eco-Board

Your Environmental Review

  • An informal Environmental Review covering all nine topics is carried out by pupils (with adult supervision)
  • Results of your Environmental Review are discussed by the Eco-Committee
  • Ideas for exciting new activities and projects will also have been discussed and minuted

Your Action Plan

  • Your Eco-Committee produces a simple Action Plan influenced by their informal Environmental Review
  • Your Action Plan has been shared with the rest of the school
  • A copy of the Action Plan is displayed on the Eco-Board
  • Actions are agreed by the Eco-Committee and who will be responsible for these actions

Monitoring action and evaluating progress

  • Your Eco-Committee can identify progress towards achieving their goals

Linking to the curriculum

  • Environmental issues are covered as part of curriculum work in most year groups across a range of subjects

Involving your whole school and wider community

  • The school has a prominent and designated Eco-Board detailing all Eco-Schools activities, including a copy of their Environmental Review, Action Plan, minutes and photographs of Eco-Committee members

The Eco-Code

  • Your Eco-Committee have a catchy Eco-code

Applying for your award

  • The Bronze Award is self-assessed
  • Complete your assessment by logging into our assessment site
  • You will then be able to download a Bronze Award logo and certificate to display with pride!

Interactive Eco-School

You can find a greener version of pretty much everything your school uses; pencils, carpets, uniforms, energy. Here you can investigate how you can ‘green’ your school

Interactive Eco-School