Eco-Schools Silver Award

Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 different countries, making it the largest environmental schools programme in the world.

The programme provides a framework for learning and action around nine topics – biodiversity, energy, litter, global citizenship, healthy living, grounds, transport, waste and water. It follows a very simple seven-step process to lead schools on their journey to achieving a Green Flag Award.

After achieving the Bronze award, nurseries can then apply for the Silver Award. In order to achieve this recognition, the nursery needs to meet the criteria of the next two steps of the process. These include forming curriculum links that cover environmental issues and including these into nursery life. It also includes ‘informing and involving’ as part of an Eco-Board to help communicate topic actions.

The whole nursery and wider community would be required to be involved in Eco-Schools work in and around the school, for example: parents/carers, local authorities, businesses, other national and regional charities, neighbouring schools and residential groups and homes.

After achieving their Bronze Award, the Eco-Committee will be eager to progress towards the Silver Award, which on average takes around 3-6 months.

To find out more about what Tops Day Nurseries are doing to become more sustainable please see below.

Providing happy, nurturing childcare for the hours you need, across over 30 nursery settings in: BabbacombePlymouthBournemouthCharminsterCopnorFawleyGillinghamCorfe MullenHavantLakesideLymingtonTauntonNewportPoolePortsmouthSalisbury,
SouthseaWarehamWimborneWinchester, and Yeovil

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