“...sustainable development is not just about environmental or green issues such as switching off unnecessary lights, recycling and buying locally grown fruit and vegetables. In schools it includes consideration of pupils’ well-being, and the school’s contribution to building a sustainable community.”
Inspecting Sustainable Development Ofsted April 2012
There are lots of resources online to help you get started in becoming a more sustainable school. There are also structured programmes you can follow such as 'Eco-Schools' which will help to guide you on your sustainable journey.
SEEd (Sustainability and Environmental Education) is a registered charity that identifies, promotes, enables and supports environmental education and education for sustainable development in the UK. News, resources and tips on their .
Sheffield Sings for the Climate are a local group that wanting to raise awareness about the risks of climate change and have fun and singing at the same time. Their work has involved running workshops with local schools in order to bring the message of climate change to the youth of the city.
Launched in 2012, the Green School Revolution is an education programme for primary and secondary schools. Register to receive a free starter pack with lesson plans and activities and an online log-in to access resources.
A directory of Sheffield's outdoor classrooms (pdf).
Find out more about the Eco-Schools scheme.
Find out the benefits of becoming an Eco-School.
Here are a collection of links to various resources suitable for children (and big children) on the environment and sustainability.
Eco-Schools are at the heart of our communities. Find out how our Eco-Schools are helping make Eco-Communities.