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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. 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.

Greener award information leaflet
Awards pack
Awards application

Sustainable support

Contacts for sustainability support in schools on various topic areas.


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