Early Years Resources
A school’s grounds are a fantastic environment in which to let imagination run wild. What sort of space could be created? Might there be a garden for every year group or school subject? Can we install a wind turbine? The learning opportunities are endless; the conditions needed to grow food and the changing of the seasons. Practical skills can be nurtured: digging, building, fixing, tying. Students may also develop their negotiation skills to perhaps persuade their head teacher to allow a green roof!
Schools that focus their Eco-Schools work on their grounds make a really tangible and visible statement about their school and what it stands for. School grounds at their best are great spaces to learn and play; they are litter-free, support biodiversity and, hopefully, have a flagpole flying the Eco-Schools Green Flag.
Project idea 1: Free Trees for Schools
Interested in getting free trees for your school grounds? We have teamed up with The Woodland Trust, who are working with Defra and a range of corporate partners to offer free trees to schools.
Trees create inspiring learning spaces as well as natural, sustainable, and dynamic outdoor classrooms. They give children the chance to connect with nature and create something beautiful for future generations.
Getting involved in the Free Trees scheme is a great way to embed the School Grounds topic in to school life and helps you along the way to Green Flag!
Apply for your free trees here.
STEM Learning: What can lichens tell us about air quality? (Survey)
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