Litter is one of the simplest ways to show children the impact our behaviour has on the environment. It is also one of the easiest to do something about in the school setting, here’s a litter picking risk assessment to get you started! Even if the you have not chosen litter as one of the topics to focus on, you need to do some work on the topic of litter as it is a requirement that schools be free from litter in order to achieve the Green Flag.

Share your litter topic work here

Our partners at David Luke have just launched a nationwide search, to find the UK’s most influential ’16 under 16 champions for change’ in the fight against plastic waste and other sustainability issues.Once assembled, the 16 will come together at a Festival of Inspiration where they will receive mentoring and support from a host of influential speakers. Whatever their eco passion, please encourage your students to share their story at from 14 May 2018.

Our take on Balloon Releases
We know that balloon releases have been a traditional way to celebrate special achievements or events, but our attitudes towards them need to change. Balloon releases in schools are not part of our ethos and should be challenged if suggested as a way to celebrate. Check out the following report from our friends at Clean Cornwall about the detrimental environmental affects of balloon releases. Unfortunately, balloon releases still take place – it is up to all of us, as Eco-Schools, to make sure they are phased out and replaced with alternative activities.

Visit our Litter Pinterest  for more ideas

Litter Topic Sponsor: David Luke School Uniforms

See our full range of Litter Partners who can help your school with this topic


Primary School Resources


Interactive Eco-School

You can find a greener version of pretty much everything your school uses; pencils, carpets, uniforms, energy. Here you can investigate how you can ‘green’ your school

Interactive Eco-School