Silver Award criteria

Silver Award criteria

Steps 4 and 5, working on three Eco-Schools topics

After achieving their Bronze Award, your Eco-Committee will be eager to progress towards the Silver Award, on average this will take around 3-6 months.

Step 4: Curriculum Links

  • Environmental issues have been covered in at least three areas of the curriculum by most year groups; this is clearly evident in schemes of work and lesson plans.
    • The three curriculum areas do not have to be from the same three Eco-Schools topics you are working on.

Step 5: Informing and Involving

  • Your school has a prominent and designated Eco-Board detailing all Eco-Schools activities, including a copy of your Environmental Review, Action Plan, minutes, before and after photographs and photographs of Eco-Committee members (or list of student names if photos are not possible).
  • Your Eco-Board should be kept up to date.
  • Your Eco-Committee should use a variety of mediums to help communicate their actions: newsletters, school website, the school’s Twitter account – be inventive!
  • The wider community is involved in activities going on in and around the school, for example parents, carers, local businesses, environmental organisations, local churches and residential groups and homes.
  • Links should be made with local Eco-Schools to share best practice.

Remember to maintain the excellent progress you made during Steps 1, 2 & 3 also!

If you feel you have met the criteria listed below, celebrate and login to your Eco-Schools account to complete the free, self-assessed Silver Award!

Once you have achieved your Silver Award more of our free resources will become available via your Eco-Schools login, to help you on your final steps to Green Flag success.

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