School Grounds

 On average teenagers spend less than 10 minutes per day outside ‘playing’ – that is less than a maximum security prisoner.

Visit our School Grounds Pinterest for some great ideas to develop your schools grounds to benefit everyone.

Do you a great idea for a School Grounds National Call to Action?

School Grounds is the most popular Eco-Schools topic – if you have worked on an innovative and effective action that you would now like to share with all Eco-Schools please get in touch!


Other Actions

There are lots of other charities and organisations providing free resources and project ideas that may help or inspire you to work on our School Grounds Topic from Countryside Classroom to the Woodland Trust’s Free Trees for Schools.

RHS Campaign for School Gardening

RHS’ Campaign for School Gardening provides resources and support to develop a sustainable garden for young people’s learning, health and wellbeing from participating in the Big Soup Share to applying for a School Gardening Awards, it can all be used as evidence when applying for your Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.

Learn More about the RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Countryside Classroom

Countryside Classroom helps teachers to find resources, places to visit and school support from a range of contributors all relating to our natural environment. Their website is free to use and contains more than a thousand pieces of content covering every age range up to KS5. Their features page, containing news articles and blogs, gives plenty of practical ideas to get you started.

Visit Countryside Classroom

Woodland Trust’s Free Trees for Schools and Communities

The Woodland trust want to make sure everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree, so they are giving hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities. There are a variety of packs available for schools to apply for including the Copse pack to create a mini forest school classroom, the Wild Harvest pack to grow an array of fruit and nuts and the Urban Trees pack for areas with limited space.

Get your Woodland Trust Free Trees for Schools pack

STEM Learning’s Air Quality and Lichen Survey

Two field work activities looking at what lichen and trees can tell us about air quality.

View STEM Learning’s Air Quality Resource

School Grounds Topic Winner, Eco-Schools Award Ceremony

Read about how How Honey Pot Nurseries in Liverpool turned tragedy into triumph with their School Grounds topic action.

Read about Honey Pot

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