Climate Change

Sustainable Schools

We aim to encourage all schools within the Borough to become more sustainable and reduce their carbon emissions. The following programmes are currently available for all schools to participate in.

The Eco-Schools Programme

The Eco-schools scheme is one of the largest school networks, concerned with improving eco-standards in schools across the world. Broadly speaking, it provides member schools with a framework by which to begin evaluating its current processes in terms of the environment. The Eco-schools programme's objective is ultimately to help schools raise green standards by advising them on the improvements they can make.

The Better Energy School Awards

The Better Energy School AWARDS (formerly known as Total Green School Awards) aims to assist and encourage environmental education for young people aged 5-11. They promote cross-curricular work on the environment and offer opportunities to study energy including fossil fuels and alternative technologies, linking with the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

Generation Green

Generation Green is a schools education programme from British Gas designed to inspire young people, their teachers, parents and the wider community to tackle sustainability and energy efficiency. The programme offers free curriculum-linked resources and a range of ideas for activities designed to help all schools on their journey to becoming more sustainable. We also provide the opportunity to win great prizes that will help schools save energy.

WWF - One Planet School

The WWF and BT Green Ambassador Scheme is a new offering to primary schools. It aims to encourage a new generation of sustainability champions and provides everything they need to set up or reinvigorate a school's green team. There are free school kits and help from BT's Education volunteers!

Solar Schools

Solar Schools is a brand new project that's putting clean energy in classrooms all over the country. Schools set a fundraising target for their very own solar roof, then everyone chips in to help make it happen.

It's a chance for pupils, parents, local businesses, former students and everyone else to do something good for their school, their community, and the whole world. Solar Schools is run by 10:10, a 100,000-strong network of people doing positive, practical stuff to tackle climate change.

Page last updated: 16/10/2018