What are Eco-schools?

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Eco-Schools is an international award scheme which schools can use to make sure that they are working hard to be more and more eco-friendly.  Sheffield City Council and DECSY are promoting Eco-Schools to support our schools to take action to help improve the local environment and protect Planet Earth.


Eco-Schools make Eco-Communities

Schools are at the heart of every one of our communities. Our schools take steps to improve their environmental performance through the curriculum, on the campus and in their community. 

What the teachers say:

“Eco Schools work helped to earn us an 'Outstanding' rating for Personal development and Well-being' from Ofsted”.  Ofsted quote: "Pupils have an excellent understanding of how to live healthily and show an excellent understanding of how the way they live can affect the world they inhabit" Lydgate Infant School, Silver award Eco-School download the Sheffield Eco-Schools Awards list to see if your school is involved. For the latest information enter Sheffield in the LEA  drop-down menu here, then click search.

These pages are designed to help your school take action to address climate change and protect and enhance the environment around us. 

Eco-Schools is an international award scheme which schools can use to make sure that they are working hard to be more and more eco-friendly. There are 3 award levels in the Eco-Schools scheme: Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag award standard.

Out of Sheffield’s approximately 200 schools and education centres, 140 (70%) are registered on the scheme and 103 (51%) of them have progressed to achieve Eco-Schools awards:

  • 6 Energy Awards (one with a 5* rating)
  • 22 top Green flag awards

  • 34 Silver

  • 48 Bronze

The City Council would like to encourage all of our city’s schools to become Eco-Schools. Find out which Sheffield schools have recently gained Eco-Schools awards and what levels all of our schools have achieved so far.

Congratulations to Brightside Nursery and Infant School who have just obtained their Silver Award! (16th July 2015)

 

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What should the green commission be focusing on?

  • Green Energy
  • Cleaner Transport
  • Better Building Insulation
  • Sustainable Buildings/Infrastructure
  • Climate Change Adaption
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