Eco-Schools is an international award scheme administered in England by Keep Britain Tidy. The scheme guides schools to become environmentally aware and active.
The three Eco-Schools award levels
There are three award levels through which schools can progress;
- Silver; and the top
- 'Green Flag'
Eco-Schools covers nine topics and encompasses much of the good work already being carried out in our schools:
- global citizenship
- healthy living
- school grounds
- waste and
Become an Eco-School
Over 80% of Sutton schools are registered with Eco-Schools. If you are one of the few not yet signed up, you can visit the Eco-Schools website to get started.
Schools carry out an environmental review. This covers all nine topics and helps identify potential activities.
Schools will need to establish an Eco-Committee. This is a dedicated group of enthusiastic pupils to help drive the campaign. By your silver award, it's expected that the pupils will be beginning to run the committee themselves.