We aim to encourage all schools within the Borough to become more sustainable and reduce their carbon emissions. The following are currently available for all schools to join.
The Eco-schools scheme is one of the largest school networks. Its concern is with eco-standards in schools across the world. It provides member schools with a base to evaluate its current process in terms of the environment. The Eco-schools plan is to help schools raise green standards by advising them on the changes they can make.
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. With the option to study energy including fossil fuels and alternate technology. Linking with the National Curriculum for England and Wales.
Generation Green is run by British Gas. Designed to inspire young people, their teachers, parents and the wider community to tackle sustainability and energy efficiency. It offers free curriculum-linked resources and a range of ideas for activities designed to help all schools on their journey to becoming more sustainable. They also provide the chance to win great prizes that will help schools save energy.
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 improve a school's green team. There are free school kits and help from BT's Education volunteers!
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 and former students to do something good for their school, their community, and the whole world. Solar Schools is run by 1010, a network of people doing positive, practical stuff to tackle climate change.