Contribution to school achievement
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that recognises schools for reducing their environmental impact. It provides a framework to help schools embed sustainability into the heart of school life.
Pupils lead an eco-committee and help carry out audit to assess the environmental performance of their school before deciding which environmental themes they want to address and how they are going to do it. Waste is a popular theme for schools to choose to work on, and your school could start your progress through the scheme by recycling.
There are three award levels, with green flag status being the highest attainable.