What is Eco-Schools?

Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 70 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet. The programme was developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 1994 and run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy.

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

A group of children holding rubbish bags and litter pickers along a beach path

How does it work?

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All our Eco-Schools work through seven steps. Once a school has put this process in place and collected evidence of their progress, they can apply for an Eco-Schools Award – an internationally recognised accreditation.

Step 1:

Forming an Eco-Committee

Step 2:

Carrying out an environmental review

Step 3:

Developing an action plan

Step 4:

Monitoring and evaluation

Step 5:

Informing and involving

Step 6:

Producing an Eco-Code

Step 7:

Linking to the curriculum

Eco-Schools Resources

We want to inspire and empower young people to drive positive environmental change.

Our free resources have been designed by our specialist education team for primary schools, secondary schools and families.

Primary Resources

Our primary resources are designed to introduce young learners to some of the most important environmental issues facing Wales and the world.

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Secondary Resources

We’ve got a wide range of secondary resources designed to inspire students to take action, all linked to the Curriculum for Wales.

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Eco-Schools at Home

Homework with a difference! Create an eco-home with fun challenges for the whole family.

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Our schools

Find out how schools in your area are doing on the Eco-Schools programme.

View our map of schools

Get involved

Join an event or webinar, register your interest, or learn how to apply for an award.

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How can we help?