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Training

Explore our current Eco-Schools training options below and please contact us if you have specific requirements.

Eco-Schools Twilight Webinars

Interactive 2 hour sessions to support Eco-Coordinators to deliver Eco-Schools in their context.   Register your free place below to receive the link to join the session. (It's important that you register ahead so you receive the link on time).

 

Session Descriptions:

Eco-Schools Scotland, Process and Tasks 

A general introduction to the Eco-Schools Scotland programme, reviewing the different elements and tasks involved, and looking at the online platform where you will need to upload your evidence when applying for a Green Flag Award. 

 

Drafting an Action Plan 

A practical session where we will discuss how to make the most out of your Eco-Schools Action Plan, looking at the importance of aims and targets in defining actions and measures of success, and in bringing meaning to pupils’ work.

 

Measuring, Monitoring and Evaluating 

A practical session where we will discuss the importance of the scientific method in your Eco-Schools work, and the opportunities that this brings. Through practical activities, you will finish the session more confident in deciding what and how to measure and monitor your actions related to your targets, and how to facilitate the process of reflection that will help your pupils to evaluate their results. 

 

Eco-Schools Topics: Litter and Waste Minimisation 

Practical workshop where we will discuss the meaning of the topics of Litter and Waste Minimisation, the different aspects they can cover and the learning that can be achieved through them.  We will look at how to approach them for the Environmental Review, sharing and building together ideas of the type of aims and actions that can be carried out for each topic, ways of measuring and monitoring, and how to link them to the curriculum. 

 

Eco-Schools Topics: Food and the Environment and School Grounds 

Practical workshop where we will discuss the meaning of the topics of Food and the Environment and School Grounds, the different aspects they can cover and the learning that can be achieved through them.  We will look at how to approach them for the Environmental Review, sharing and building together ideas of the type of aims and actions that can be carried out for each topic, ways of measuring and monitoring, and how to link them to the curriculum.

 

Eco-Schools Topics: Health and Wellbeing

Practical workshop where we will discuss the meaning of the topic of Health and Wellbeing, the different aspects they can cover and the learning that can be achieved through them.  We will look at how to approach them for the Environmental Review, sharing and building together ideas of the type of aims and actions that can be carried out for each topic, ways of measuring and monitoring, and how to link them to the curriculum.

 

Guest Session: Music for the Planet, with Emily De Simone, musician.

A first for us, we are delighted to host this exciting session together with Emily De Simone, musician teaching in Scotland, where we will be exploring how music and environmental education can work harmoniously together. A great opportunity to refresh your Eco-Code and beyond! 

 

Guest Session: Biodiversity for Early Years to P3, with Edinburgh Zoo

What is Biodiversity? Why should we care? Come along to find out some of the basics about the variety of life on Earth, it’s importance and how we can all act to protect it. With information, activities and takeaway ideas you’ll be all set to get started with this amazing topic. Delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Zoo (RZSS).  Offered in January and again in Summer term.

 

Guest Session: Biodiversity for Upper Primary with Edinburgh Zoo

What is Biodiversity? Why should we care? Come along to find out some of the basics about the variety of life on Earth, it’s importance and how we can all act to protect it. With information, activities and takeaway ideas you’ll be all set to get started with this amazing topic. Delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Zoo (RZSS).  Offered in January and again in Summer term.

 

Guest Session: Biodiversity for Secondary, with Edinburgh Zoo

What is Biodiversity? Why should we care? Come along to find out some of the basics about the variety of life on Earth, it’s importance and how we can all act to protect it. With information, activities and takeaway ideas you’ll be all set to get started with this amazing topic.  Delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Zoo (RZSS).  Offered in February and again in Summer term.

 

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Training Course - Becoming an Eco-Schools Co-ordinator

This course will give you everything you need to lead Eco-Schools at your establishment. 

Work through modules in your own time to practice each of the Seven Elements that form the criteria of the Green Flag Award. This course will leave you well placed to implement Eco-Schools in your context. 

Available in two platforms: Glow and Moodle. Please let us know which platform you require.

Teachers from local authority schools should be using Glow








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