The materials listed below are key to your progress through the Eco-Schools seven step framework, helping you move through the awards. For more detail on how to use these materials, visit our Getting Started section.
We go through the framework step by step to show you how taking part in Switch-Off Fortnight can help you achieve your Green Flag award criteria (and Bronze or Silver too)
As energy is now a compulsory Eco-Schools topic, we have put this guide together to help you understand the different ways to tackle energy as part of your Eco-Schools project work.
A teacher's Resouce Pack suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2 which outlines the competition and includes curriculum links, fact sheets and some fun activities.
A version of the Environmental Review suitable for Nursery age pupils
A useful workbook for Early Years produced by Eco-Schools Norway
This guide gives you a quick overview of what Eco-Schools is all about, as well as some simple starting points to help you on your way with the programme.
A comprehensive guide to using our online application system - from registration to renewal of your Green Flag Award.
A list of available funding opportunities for schools.
This one page document provides you with a simple breakdown of the criteria for Bronze, Silver and Green Flag award levels; as well as tips on how activities and resources available on www.jointhepod.org can help you fulfill the criteria.
Find out how taking part in the Pod's campaigns can help you fulfill the Eco-Schools framework and achieve Eco-Schools awards.
If you're looking for ideas and activities to put into your Action Plan, download the Pod and Eco-Schools Year Planner to get all the dates for upcoming national environmental days, campaigns and events.
This sheet is a handy overview of potential links between your Eco-Schools topic work and Curriculum subject work.
Environmental improvements are only half the story of Eco-Schools' successes. Download our new piece of Eco-Schools research; addressing what success looks like, how we achieve it, and how we build on it. An interesting read for those who already support the programme and a useful document to help convince others of the benefits.
Keep Britain Tidy has updated the Eco-Schools Safer Recruitment Policy
This handy pdf will introduce both Eco-Schools and EDF Energy's the Pod; including how to get started with both programmes, the Eco-Schools award criteria and top 10 ways the Pod can help you on your Eco-Schools journey. A useful resource for Eco-Coordinators and to help introduce others to the programmes.
Keep Britain Tidy has updated the Eco-Schools Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
This document is intended to provide support for schools getting started or looking to get started with Eco-Schools. This case study takes a look at one school's 12 year journey on the programme, their advice and ideas on how to begin embedding sustainability throughout the school, as well as descriptions of the wide range of pupil benefits they have observed since adopting the Eco-Schools framework.
Use our Environmental Review template to evaluate your school's performance against the Eco-Schools nine topics and use the results to write an Action Plan. Feel free to tweak and amend this template as you sit fit or take some inspiration from it and design your own Environmental Review. This now includes a Green procurement section.
Use can also use the pupil friendly Environmental Review template to enable your committee to evaluate your school's performance against the Eco-Schools nine topics and use the results to write an Action Plan.
Use our Action Plan template with your Eco-Committee to plan your eco work for the school year.
An acrostic poem submitted by Aylesford Secondary School.
Submitted by Scargill C of E Primary School.
An acrostic poem submitted by Ormiston Victory Academy.
An Eco-Rap submitted by Shaftesbury High School's Year 11 Humanities group.