Measuring helps you to assess how successful your actions have been. Pupils must carry out one example of Measuring for each of your three topics.
Measuring | Award Criteria
- Your Eco-Committee ensures that evaluation of action is ongoing and appropriate to the activity.
- You will need one example of Measuring for our Core Topic (Climate Action) and your chosen two topics.
- All pupils and staff are updated and given the opportunity to discuss and debate progress.
- Your Eco-Committee builds on successes and decides what to do when activities are not successful.
- Be done by pupils whenever possible.
- Be shared with the whole school and community, for example on your Eco-Schools noticeboard.
How you choose to measure progress will depend on your context, which topics you choose, and the pupils involved.
Measuring might involve:
- Graphs or tally charts
- Before and after photographs
- Video or written diaries
- Feedback from questionnaires or surveys
- Calculating bill savings
- Meter readings
- Weights - for example: litter, recycling or food waste
- The results of a waste audit
- Your school's travel survey (Hands Up survey)
- Traffic light indicators - for example: playground cleanliness
- Totalling funds raised
What information could you use to share your progress with the whole school and wider community? Maybe it is the amount of paper collected for recycling, or a decrease in the amount of energy being used.
For example: a school trying to reduce food waste might first measure the amount of waste produced on a normal day, and compare this with the amount produced after trying to reduce it. The results of a survey of which school meals are most enjoyed by fellow pupils might be used to reduce food waste.