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Sustainable schools in the News

All pupils to learn about slavery

Britain's involvement in the slave trade is to be studied by all secondary pupils in England from September...read more

Social injustice cutting life expectancy, UN report says

A "toxic" mix of social injustice and bad policies is killing on a grand scale around the world and in the UK...read more

School design labelled 'mediocre'

CABE rated 87.5% of Building Schools for the Future designs "mediocre" or "not yet good enough"...read the BBC article or the Guardian article here.

Ten ways schools can reduce carbon emissions

Pupil involvement, inter-school collaboration and sustainable planning can all help in the drive to reduce greenhouse gases...read more

Schools could halve their carbon footprint

Schools could chop their carbon footprint in halfread more

Carbon Emissions from Schools: Where they arise and how to reduce them

This report quantifies for the first time the contribution of English schools to greenhouse gas emissions...read more

DCSF Zero Carbon School Buildings - Call For Evidence

The DCSF is undertaking a Call for Evidence to gather ideas, information and experiences to inform the Task Forces early work...read more

Case studies of Mr Greeny's work

Over one year, 12 schools have been supported, reaching out to 300 teachers and over 1000 pupils. Demonstrable outputs for the schools include three vegetable gardens, three recycling schemes, two energy reduction drives, a composting scheme, three EcoSchools Awards, and a Food for Life Partnership mark - the result of teacher training, whole school assemblies, workshops, auditing and leadership briefings. Teachers have commented informally that learners fully engage with the sustainability topics presented and that they personally are grateful for the services offered by Mr Greeny.

Here is a selection of 3 of the schools:

Link to Camden School for Girls case study Camden School for Girls

Highlights:

  • Composting scheme set up for the barrow loads of tea bags
  • New wildlife areas for birds and insects
  • Eco Schools Bronze Award
Link to Wren Academy case study Wren Academy
Highlights:
  • Composting scheme set up for the barrow loads of tea bags
  • New wildlife areas for birds and insects
  • Eco Schools Bronze Award
Link to Skinners School for Girls case study Skinners School for Girls
Highlights:
  • Ideas for a green Skinners Academy put to headteacher and architect
  • Circle time to reflect on transition to Academy
  • Student consultation on Skinners Academy as a community hub