Schools action

Eco Schools

For over 25 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the simple Seven-Step framework in order to achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag.

Land & green spaces

  • School food production – how might your pupils engage in a gardening project to help grow some of your produce? 
  • Install a veg patch of your own - Rocket Gardens can help you get started
  • Encourage the children to conduct Wildlife Audits
  • Set-up a Bug Hotel in the school grounds
  • Enter the Britain in Bloom competition
  • Organise special walk and cycle to school reward schemes
  • Create and post posters to raise awareness about littering, dog mess and car use
  • Join UK Schools taking on climate change with Let's Go Zero 2030

Meetings, hospitality, food & waste

  • Be conscious of how and where you source your food. What changes could you make to shop seasonally and locally?
  • Recycle as much of the paper and plastics you use
  • Follow the LOAF principle with your food: Local, Organic, Animal-friendly, Fairtrade.
  • Grow your own – support projects such as Incredible Edible
  • Compost your food waste - use it to grow more produce for use in the school kitchens