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I am very excited to be launching the Eco Schools project at Lakeside School! I have been involved with Eco Schools for a number of years, leading my previous school to Green Flag status and beyond whilst helping other local schools embark on their journey. We will be working hard to ensure that the school community is kept informed via the Lakeside Eco Schools Blog. Please keep visiting as there will be plenty of challenges and activities for every child. You can find out everything you need to know at http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/
The Eco-Schools Programme
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.
Our mission is to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.
What’s more, by addressing environmental issues in school and reducing waste, they’ll save money, which can be reinvested elsewhere.
Benefits of joining Eco-Schools include:
* Enhances the curriculum
* Links to the community
* School improvements
* Saving money
* Recognition and publicity
We will be undertaking learning through the nine Eco Schools topics: energy, water, biodiversity, school grounds, healthy living, transport, litter, waste and global citizenship.