Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world, operated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The programme connects 19.5 million children, young people and educators through sustainable development education with 67 countries on all five continents participating.
Terrific Scientific have worked with Eco-Schools to map our investigations against the criteria for achieving a Green Flag award. This means that whether you are new to Eco-Schools, or are looking to continue your involvement you can use your Terrific Scientific investigations to help you achieve the award!
Eco-Schools has common structural features across all operating countries: The Seven Elements, the Eco-Schools Topics, and Assessment for the Green Flag. The Seven Elements are the same in every country, although they may have slightly different names. Eco-Schools Topic themes vary across different operating countries.
Click the links below to visit the Eco-Schools website for your country for more information.
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme in the world. For 25 years Keep Britain Tidy have been managing the Eco-Schools programme in England; empowering children in over 18,600 schools to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the simple, international Seven Step framework. Eco-Schools develops life skills, raises the profile of sustainable education and most importantly gives young people an environmental voice that must be heard.
Eco-Schools has been managed in Scotland by the environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful for more than 20 years.
Eco-Schools Scotland is designed to encourage pupil led, whole-school community action on Learning for Sustainability. The programme encourages young people to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. The programme starts in the classroom and expands to the whole school, eventually fostering change in the community at large.
In 2016, Keep Scotland Beautiful received an award from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), recognising their work to make Eco-Schools an outstanding international success. In March 2017, Scotland became one of the first Eco-Schools programmes world-wide to award 2,000 schools with an Eco-Schools Green Flag – the top award. Eco-Schools Scotland were the first country to fully integrate Learning for Sustainability and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Eco-Schools Northern Ireland
Eco-Schools is managed in Northern Ireland by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. The programme connects 19.5 million children, young people and educators through sustainable development education with 67 countries on all five continents participating.
Eco-Schools is run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy. Eco-Schools is one of a kind – it’s student led which means young people drive and deliver the programme. The Eco-Schools programme encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together and is designed to empower and inspire young people to make positive environmental changes to their school and wider community, while building on their key skills, including numeracy and literacy, and encompassing Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship. The International Eco-Schools programme in Wales has over 90% of schools participating.