Early Years Resources
The Eco-Schools Programme is the largest educational programme in the world- your school is now one of 51,000 Eco-Schools across 64 countries making a HUGE environmental difference
There are currently around 1.2 million teachers and 18 million Eco-schools students worldwide.
Josh (aged 8) one of our Eco-Schools pupils from Littlehampton-
‘I don’t feel as silly picking up litter if I know that other children from Eco-Schools around the world are doing the same as me’
Project idea 1 – Pen pals or Skype Calls
Your Eco-Committee could connect with an Eco-School in Jordan, Australia or Japan for example, this would allow them to share ideas, discover similarities and explore differences. By regularly communicating with another Eco-Committee in a different part of the world, the pupils are likely to be exposed to issues they may not have considered before, such as water stress, wildfires or poaching.
Project idea 2 – Procurement
Globalisation means that products used in schools can originate from all over the world. Some products are sourced and made responsibly and carry a mark or logo to prove it, such as Fairtrade or FSC Certified. The Eco-Committee could investigate the different quality marks available for different products, what their criteria are and how many of the school’s resources carry such a mark. They should also think about the products that don’t have a quality mark and investigate if alternatives are available.
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 schoolInteractive Eco-School