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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. For details of support available please contact:

Sarah Lardner
Engagement Officer
Twitter: @susschsoli
Facebook: ecoschsoli

More detail about actions and best practice can be seen in the education for substainable development (ESD) report 2018-2019

**Teaching resources**

Home learning

Biodiversity, food and farming

Recycling, plastics and marine


Sustainability careers & courses

Global Goals

Climate Change

Environment themed books

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.

Greener award information leaflet

Award pack 2020

global goals resources

global goal activities pack

You can apply for level 1, levels 1 and 2 or all 3 levels.Complete an application power point with your evidence for each award level you want to enter for the school year.
Applications must be emailed to by the end of the summer term.

Application level 1

Application level 2

Application level 3

2021 Award applications & pack (Covid response changes)

Award pack 2021

2021 Application level 1

2021 Application level 2

2021 Application level 3

Sustainable support

Contacts for sustainability support in schools on various topic areas.

SMBC support for school element of #WMCA2041 green paper

WMCA Mapping Solihull MBC


For pupil involvement contact

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

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.

Switch Solihull

For various sustainable travel initiatives go to

Food and Physical Activity

For links and support on various ways for schools to engage go to

Waste & Recycling – Veolia Framework

For information on the contract please view the Veolia waste and recycling guide 2019

For information on how to manage waste and recycling in schools, please view the schools guide waste management and recycling for schools

For waste and recycling activities linked to the UN Sustainable Goals please select the UN sustainable goals waste and recycling activities


Chris Townshend
Catering Team

School activities page 1
School activities page 2
After school course outline

Life Ready

Hannah Colson
Employment & Skills Team / Life Ready

Life ready green links