21 November 2007
Every school in the Caerphilly county borough is now signed up to a special initiative to prove their ‘green’ credentials.
Caerphilly county borough council is delighted that every school in the area is registered as an Eco School and are working towards either their bronze, silver or Green Flag award.
The Eco Schools programme is an international initiative, which provides an ideal framework to support sustainable development and global citizenship in schools. Eco Schools extends learning beyond the classroom and develops responsible citizenship attitudes both at home and in the wider community.
The programme encourages schools to address the environmental impact of their school by looking at litter, waste minimisation, healthy living, transport, school grounds, global citizenship and energy and water efficiency.
Leader of council, Cllr Harry Andrews, said, “It’s great to see that all our schools are now on board and are clearly demonstrating their commitment to help improve the environment. The pupils involved in the Eco School scheme will learn important lessons about sustainability that will hopefully stay with them throughout their lives.”
The Eco School award programme has been identified by the council as the primary vehicle for helping schools to become more proactive in ESDGC (education for sustainable development and global citizenship), with links developed to other recognised schemes such as the Healthy Schools Scheme and School Travel Plans.
For more information about the Eco School award programme please contact:
Tracy Evans, Education for sustainable development officer on 01495 235141 or
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