Free training to fly the flag for sustainability

October 30 2018
Free training to fly the flag for sustainability

Free training to equip volunteers to assess schools applying for a Green Flag Award in Sustainability is being held at County Hall in Worcester.

Worcestershire County Council is hosting the day-long Eco Schools Training on Friday, November 23. It is being run by Keep Britain Tidy.

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

Conservative councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "This is a great opportunity to be involved in a fantastic programme that has benefited so many schools.

"It's a great chance to learn new skills and to find out what schools in the area are doing to help the environment."

The Eco-Schools programme is pupil-led and encourages whole school involvement. It also encourages closer links between schools and their communities.

Benefits to individual pupils include developing their knowledge and skills and improving their well-being.

As a Volunteer Eco-Schools Assessor, people will visit schools in their area to help Keep Britain Tidy, who run the Eco Schools Programme and assess whether a school has met the criteria required to achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag.

An assessment visit will usually last between one and two hours and people will be fully trained beforehand.

Those who sign up will receive professional volunteering training, meet others interested in the Eco-Schools programme and draw inspiration from real-life examples of environmental action and learning.

To register for the free training go to https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/about-us/volunteer/