Dorset schools are encouraged to participate in the eco-schools award scheme.
Eco-schools is the biggest educational programme in the world, helping school communities all around the globe to learn about sustainability and reduce their environmental footprint.
Dorset has many schools that do outstanding environmental work, including a large number of Green Flag eco-schools.
Sustainable schools downloadable resources
The following downloadable resources are designed to support you in your eco-schools journey, or to help you run your own environmental projects in school.
Dorset Sustainable Schools Directory: A directory of local authority support, local organisations, opportunities, awards and funding to support school sustainability work.
eco-schools 7-step guide: Top tips from local teachers to help you achieve eco-schools success
eco-schools curriculum guide: Ideas for linking sustainability topics to the National Curriculum, including where to find free resources online:
eco-schools awards criteria: Check how you’re progressing towards eco-schools awards
For more information and resources relating to the eco-schools award scheme, visit the eco-schools England website.
Would you like to talk to someone about your eco-schools work or school environmental projects? We can put you in touch with an experienced Eco-Coordinator in Dorset.
Contact the Community Energy Team Manager to request eco-schools support.
Well-developed and utilised school grounds can be a rich resource for learning in and about the environment, and can contribute positively to pupil health and wellbeing.
The Landscape Services Team offer a comprehensive design, build and maintenance service for school grounds. Our Learning Through Landscapesaccredited staff can help you to design your outdoor space to maximise opportunities for learning, reflection, quality play and contact with nature.