Surrey Eco-Schools Summit

The Surrey wide Eco-Schools summit is on Friday 4 November 2016. The summit can help your school work towards an Eco-School award and wider sustainability issues.

The event is being held at WWF’s Living Planet Centre in Woking 9.00 am to 1.45pm.
Book here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ECO-SUMMIT

Workshop Disciptions

Introduction to Eco-schools

The Introduction to Eco-Schools workshop offers an excellent opportunity for newcomers to the Eco-Schools programme to equip themselves with the knowledge and confidence required to introduce it into their schools. Delegates who are already involved in Eco-Schools, but who have not yet applied for a Green Flag Award may benefit from brushing up on existing knowledge. We will look at how to implement the Seven Step Process and ways to help your Eco-Committee achieve the Bronze and Silver award levels.

Going for Green

Going for Green Flag will help you take your Eco-Schools work to the next level. Even if you have just started your Eco-Schools journey you can benefit from exploring the Green Flag criteria, discussing how to link your Eco-Schools work to the National Curriculum and what the assessment process is like. This workshop assumes you have some basic knowledge of the Eco-Schools programme.

Sustainable Transport 

The Sustainable Travel Workshop offers schools encouragement in how to promote sustainable travel to the school’s community.

The workshop will equip delegates with the knowledge and confidence required to introduce new sustainable travel Initiatives.

Delegates already involved in sustainable travel initiatives but would like to brush up on existing knowledge and skills will also benefit from this course.

The workshop will focus on challenges schools may face, such as road safety and infrastructure, and innovative solutions that could be implemented to encourage children and parents to travel sustainably. 

Waste

An introduction to ‘The Wastebuster Home Challenge’ as a way for teachers to educate children about why they should recycle, to inspire children to care for the environment and recycle more, and to enable this message to reach beyond the school gates. 

Water

The water saving workshop aims to provide you with a range of practical, curriculum-linked activities that could easily be used in your school. There will also be opportunities to discuss ideas for potential water saving projects with other delegates and the representative from Affinity Water’s education team.

The education team specialises in delivering curriculum linked education programmes around water and water conservation.

Energy

Ashden will present examples of energy saving best practice from our Award-winning schools using 1- minute films to demonstrate behaviour change actions. Schools will learn about ideas that really work for both students and for staff, and share examples of successes within their own schools.

More workshop descriptions will be made available soon.

  

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