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What is the Eco School Programme?
The Eco-Schools programme provides a structure which not only acts as a vehicle for delivering environmental education, but also provides the learners with real life experiences of influencing their school’s impact on the environment. It’s the pupils who drive the changes and monitor the results, providing them with a clear sense of action and consequence. These values obtained are much more meaningful than learning about the theory alone and makes environmental awareness and action a full part of the life and ethos of our school.
The programme is designed to be run by the pupils, with an adult co-ordinator acting as mentor and facilitator. It also highlights the importance of involving the wider community in those actions through participation, campaigns, active communication and action days. Feedback from schools has highlighted the enjoyment derived by staff and pupils of being part of the Eco-Schools programme.It’s a wonderful privilege to be with like-minded young people who want to ‘do their bit’ for the planet.
Schools often report that the empowerment of the pupils (through being able to make real changes) has led to increased levels of confidence, motivation and awareness, whilst participation in environmental action has led to increased skills and knowledge.The programme allows young people to lead the way and the combination of learning and actions make it an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path to improving their school and their local communities, and for pupils to influence the lives of people around them.
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