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!
You can view all the questions you will be asked on your self-assessment or download a paper version to complete with your Eco-Committee by clicking here.
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.