Do the curriculum links have to specifically relate to the Eco-Schools programme?
No, if you want to create lessons plans based on the Eco-Schools programme, brilliant, the programme lends itself well to this, however, any work linking to our ten topics is fine.
Does our curriculum evidence have to be from the same topics we have in our Action Plan?
No, it can be from any of our ten topics.
How many pieces of evidence do we need?
You need to gather three pieces of curriculum evidence for your Green Flag application. You will briefly need to state where in the curriculum these links are from when you are completing your Green Flag application. During your Green Flag Assessment visit our assessor will need to see evidence of this; from lesson plans, schemes of work, speaking with your pupils or even on displays around classrooms.
How can we find this evidence?
If you follow the National Curriculum then it should be easy to find examples from the whole school where Eco-Schools and the National Curriculum overlap. An easy example of this is that it is mandatory to teach a foreign language in Key Stage 2 – this links perfectly with our Global Citizenship topic. You can also use our linking to the curriculum spreadsheet to help you find examples.
Can all of our evidence be from the same class?
No, we would like to see evidence from different age groups. Again, if you use our Linking to the Curriculum document you will be able to find numerous topics that each year group has completed that you can use for evidence in the curriculum links step of your application.
We have found our evidence, what next?
We would like you to display this evidence on your Eco-Board: you can do this by choosing one or two good examples of pupils’ work and photocopying them for display.