Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage whole-school action on sustainable development education issues.

It is an environmental management tool, a learning resource and a recognised award scheme.  It empowers young people to take action towards an economically, socially and environmentally just world. Over 98% of Scotland's local authority schools now participate in the initiative, as well as many more independent and early years establishments.  Over 46% of participants have attained the internationally-recognised symbol of excellence in sustainable development education, the Green Flag Award.

Celebrating Scotland’s 2,000th Eco-Schools Green Flag

Watch our video, featuring an interview with Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP, celebrating the presentation of Scotland’s 2,000 Green Flag to St Johns RC Academy in Perth. Scotland is one of the first country's worldwide to award 2,000 Eco-Schools Green Flags in the largest global sustainable schools programme.

 

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