Eco-Schools Training 2022-2023

Eco-Schools Online Training is Back for 2022-2023!

… and thanks to ethical children’s clothing brand Frugi, we are delighted to announce it is once again entirely free for anyone employed by a school, college or nursery in England!

Ideal for Eco-Coordinators embarking on the Eco-Schools programme for the first time, Eco-Schools Online Training is divided into 3 different sessions taking place throughout the academic year:

  • Session 1: Introducing Eco-Schools and Completing Steps 1 to 3 will take place in Autumn Term ’22 with dates released 6th June ’22.
  • Session 2: Mid-Point Catch Up and Completing Steps 4 and 5 will take place in Spring Term ’23 with sign-up released 5th December ’22.
  • Session 3: Completing Steps 6 and 7 and Applying for an Eco-Schools Green Flag will take place in Summer Term ’23 with sign-up released 6th March ’23.

Each session has 9 dates available, which are limited to around 100 spaces on each session – so upon release sign-up quick to avoid disappointment!

By splitting our training into three different sessions we aim to accompany you on your Eco-Schools journey – providing ongoing support, practical advice, ideas, inspiration and examples throughout the academic year. We want to support you to make a positive difference in your school and local community, whilst empowering the young people you work with to protect our planet now and throughout their lifetimes!

Read below to find out more about each session, view available training dates and register! Let’s make a difference!

Session 1: Introducing Eco-Schools and Completing Steps 1 to 3. Autumn Term '22!

Session 1 focuses on introducing the Eco-Schools programme with a particular focus on the importance of involving young people in environmental action and the positive nature of the Eco-Schools programme. The session will then go on to provide straight-forward advice and ideas for Step 1: forming an Eco-Committee, Step 2: completing the Eco-Schools Environmental Review and Step 3: developing a manageable and impactful environmental Action Plan!

Session 2: Catch Up and Completing Steps 4 and 5. Spring Term '23!

Session 2 is a chance for a mid-point catch up to share ideas, discuss progress and talk through any barriers you may have encountered whilst introducing pupil-led environmental action in your school. The session will then go on to provide advice, ideas and inspiration for Step 4: including environmental issues in your school curriculum and Step 5: Informing and Involving your school and wider community in your Eco-Schools work. Anyone is welcome to attend, even if you missed Session 1.

Sign-up available 5th December ’22

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Tuesday 17th January 2023

Thursday 26th January 2023

Wednesday 1st February 2023

Thursday 2nd February 2023

Tuesday 7th February 2023

Tuesday 28th February 2023

Wednesday 8th March 2023

Thursday 16th March 2023

Wednesday 22nd March 2023

Session 3: Completing Steps 6 and 7 and Applying for an Eco-Schools Green Flag. Summer Term '23!

Session 3 will begin by looking at Step 6, providing ideas and advice to help schools monitor the impacts of their eco-projects in a way that is both meaningful and engaging. The final stage of the Eco-Schools process will also be discussed, Step 7: Eco-Code. Discussion will focus on commonly selected formats for an Eco-Code, embedding an Eco-Code within a school and how to involve a whole school in the creation of an Eco-Code. The session will then move on to demystifying the Eco-Schools Green Flag application process, providing hints, tips and advice for submitting a successful Eco-Schools Green Flag application. All are welcome to attend even if you missed sessions 1 and 2.

Sign-up available 6th March ’23

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Tuesday 25th April 2023

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Thursday 4th May 2023

Tuesday 9th May 2023

Wednesday 10th May 2023

Wednesday 17th May 2023

Thursday 18th May 2023

Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Thursday 8th June 2023

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