Information to help your school achieve Green Flag status

Globally there are over 52,000 Eco-Schools from 67 different countries who have committed to making their school and community more environmentally friendly.

The Eco-Schools programme consists of 7 pupil-led elements encouraging primary and secondary schools to become more environmentally aware. The programme includes encouraging community involvement and making positive environmental change.

The Eco-Schools website provides a mass of helpful free resources available for download, to work through a series of self assessments for Bronze and Silver Awards before gaining the Green Flag!

Steps to gain your Green Flag…

  • Step 1: Form an Eco-Committee
  • Step 2: Complete Eco-Schools free Environmental Review
  • Step 3: Create an Action Plan
  • Step 4: Link Eco-Schools work to your school’s curriculum
  • Step 5: Inform and involve the wider school and community
  • Step 6: Monitor and Evaluate your Action Plan
  • Step 7: Create an Eco-Code for the school to follow

Visit the Eco-Schools website for more in depth step-to-step guidance.

Diagram of the 7 parts of an Eco schools Green Flag. These include: Eco-commitee, environmental review, action plan, link to the curriculum, inform and involve, monitor and evaluate, and eco-code.

How could Recycle Devon help your school achieve its Green Flag?

When it comes to thinking of ways to link some of the 10 eco-school topics to the curriculum, Recycle Devon offers workshops, school trip visits and free teaching resources supporting 3 of the Eco-School topics – which may help you achieve Green Flag status.