Eco-Schools Impact Report: 2021-22

This report is a celebration of young people in England and their supportive, tireless teachers. Together, they inspire us.

At the start of the 2021-22 academic year, Eco-Schools adopted a new annual format with an improved online application portal. This allowed Eco-Coordinators and their pupils to input evidence of their activities as they progressed throughout the year – from photographs of them at work, to snapshots of their creations, to the varied statistical data connected to their actions. The findings are incredible. For the first time, we can conclusively understand how Eco-Schools are making a difference… and what a difference!

All facts and figures in this report are taken from data submitted by schools during the 2021-2022 application window. The statistics show a generation of change-makers, inspired to improve and preserve our planet for everyone and everything that calls it ‘home.’ Their impact is varied, deep and long-lasting. The figures and images that you’re about to see are testament to a movement of young people who are creative, proactive, and focussed. Their spirit, sense of urgency, collaborative-approach, and pragmatism are an inspiration. They make us feel positive for the future and in many cases, put adults to shame!

And of course, they’re supported by their amazing teachers and school communities. They facilitate this impact and give their pupils the agency to make change. In the current context of education in England, their contribution is stunning.

We hope that you enjoy reading about the impact of schools working on the Eco-Schools programme as much as we have.

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