children on bike ride

Sustainable Transport

Air pollution effects everyone and tackling this problem involves schools working with local communities. A big issue is car idling, particularly outside schools. Car idling produces up to 150 balloons of exhaust emissions per minute containing harmful chemicals like cyanide, Nox and PM2.5.

kids in assembly


Thinking about how we can use water efficiently and sustainably in school and at home is important as clean water is not unlimited. Did you know that on average, each person in the UK uses 150 litres of water a day! Essex and Suffolk Water has some great tips on how to save water and often run educational sessions for schools.

Waste and Recycling diagram

Waste And Recycling

This is a topic which school children can get really involved in as they can see it in their daily lives and can be proactively involved in recycling.

School Grounds

School Grounds Utilising and improving your school’s outdoor space for students, staff, plants, animals, and invertebrates is important for any school wishing to be more sustainable and eco-friendly. There are so many different things you can do and you can start small or undertake a larger project depending on time, cost and resources.   Making …

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Global Citizenship

A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world – and their place in it. They are a citizen of the world. They take an active role in their community and work with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fairer.


Litter is an issue that is very much prominent and in-your-face and as a result is an easy one to get you started on your eco-journey as a school.  There is a lot of great children’s books linked to litter and plastic pollution that you can use as a starting point to help them understand …

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