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Eco News: Newyddion Eco

What is Eco-Schools?

Eco-Schools is an international environmental education programme developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 1994 and run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy.

Eco-Schools is one of a kind – it’s student led which means young people drive the programme (with a little help from their Eco-Coordinator, of course!)

It’s designed to empower and inspire young people to make positive environmental changes to their school and wider community, while building on their key skills, including numeracy and literacy, and encompassing Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship.

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An increasing number of schools throughout the world are committed to the continuous improvement of their environmental performance. No matter the kind, size or location of your school, Eco-Schools can help you make a difference.

In Wales, the Welsh Government is uniquely committed to promoting sustainable development. The Eco-Schools framework provides the ideal structure to support sustainable activities, which will help to achieve government targets.

Eco-Schools is more than an environmental management system for your school. It enables its users to analyse its operations in order to become more sustainable. It is a programme for you to use in order to promote environmental awareness in a way that links to many curriculum subjects and enables you to tackle many cross-curricular areas such as citizenship, education for sustainable development, PSE, health education and global issues. It is an award scheme that will also raise the profile of your school in the wider community.

Here at Abersychan we can boast three Green Flag awards, and the Platinum Award, few Secondary Schools in the area can match our success.

Schools achieve Platinum status once they have been awarded the Green Flag four times – demonstrating their long-term commitment to environmental education, student involvement and sustainability. Our Platinum schools are ranked amongst the best in the world on the Eco-Schools programme.


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