Education for sustainable development
‘ESD: Education that allows learners to acquire the skills, abilities and knowledge to live a more sustainable life’
Solihull Council has a support network to empower your school to develop sustainability from whatever starting point you are at.
A schools’ sustainability engagement officer based in the sustainable development team works with schools. The Solihull sustainable schools leaflet provides details of support available.
More detail about actions and best practice can be seen in the Education for sustainable development (ESD) group report 2016-17.
Greener Solihull schools awards
The greener Solihull schools awards challenge children and staff to learn about the environment locally and globally, and make their school more eco-friendly. A leaflet, awards pack and application can be downloaded. We also encourage schools to follow the Eco-Schools Programme.
Contacts for sustainability support in schools on various topic areas.
For pupil involvement contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For bursar and site manager queries contact Solihull Council’s property services team.
Take a look at the case study – Teach the children – automated meter reader workshop.
Love Solihull run various litter and waste campaigns, litter picking equipment and lesson ideas available
Solihull Council is a fairtrade borough and supports schools to promote Fairtrade.
For various sustainable travel initiatives go to www.facebook.com/switch.solihull.
Food and physical activity
For links and support on various ways for schools to engage go to www.solgrid.org.uk/wellbeing/food-and-physical-activity.