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Healthy Schools Team
Children and Young Peoples Team
Schools may find the following programmes, which support a whole school approach, helpful
Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel in order to improve the health and well-being of children and young people. For further support on sustainable travel, including Modeshift STARS, contact Abbie.email@example.com
The ECO Schools award provides a simple, seven-step framework that empowers young people to make a difference in their school, local community and beyond.
The Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd) model is a practical, tested approach which enables year on year improvement. The process helps explore new ways of thinking that involves the whole community surrounding your school to effect a culture change towards Sustainability.
Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth have 50 easy measures to encourage climate-positive behaviour and meaningful action for schools. The free guide includes tips to reduce the impact of transport, food, nature, energy and waste and ideas for cost savings while delivering on the curriculum.
The Sustainable Schools Programme provides a simple set of measures that your school can easily adopt to reduce its impact on the environment.
Below are some resources which may help with delivering environmental education in the classroom and as part of a whole school approach.
Encourage environmental education and win up to £2000 by entering the Primary Awards for Green Education in schools
The Eden Project provides virtual school workshops
Forestry England provide resources and hands on visits to forests (inc Leigh Woods)
Royal botanical gardens Kew provide Free Endeavour resources for plant science
Learning Through Landscapes provide free outdoor lesson ideas
Natural History Museum provide natural history resources
RSPB provides Nature Activities for Kids
RHS resources support school gardening
Slimbridge provide hands on curriculum linked learning sessions
The World Wildlife Fund provides World Wildlife classroom resources and more
Young People’s Trust for the Environment provide a suite of lessons for children to learn What climate change is, what impact it’s having around the world, How humans are causing it and what we can all do to stop it.
Stem learning provides a collection of resources linked to climate change themes