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Take this as a global warning

20/03/09

Teachers lack skills and confidence to prepare pupils for new world order, survey reveals...read more

Will schools have to weed out grass to be green?

20/03/09

Schools in south England could be left without grass playing fields by 2020 because of pressure to be more environmentally friendly...read more

Scientists find holes in climate change

20/03/09

QCA booklet for teachers on global warming leaves academics hot under the collar...read more

Low carbon boost for Luton school

30/10/08

Academy uses sustainable biomass and natural ventilation to cut emissions by 60%...read more

All pupils to learn about slavery

28/08/08

Britain's involvement in the slave trade is to be studied by all secondary pupils in England from September...read more

Social injustice cutting life expectancy, UN report says

28/08/08

A "toxic" mix of social injustice and bad policies is killing on a grand scale around the world and in the UK...read more

School design labelled 'mediocre'

21/07/08

CABE rated 87.5% of Building Schools for the Future designs "mediocre" or "not yet good enough"...read the BBC article or the Guardian article here.

Schools set to reveal energy use

18/07/08

Schools will have to tell local authorities how much energy they use each year...read more

Ten ways schools can reduce carbon emissions

16/07/08

Pupil involvement, inter-school collaboration and sustainable planning can all help in the drive to reduce greenhouse gases...read more

Schools could halve their carbon footprint

16/07/08

Schools could chop their carbon footprint in half...read more

Carbon Emissions from Schools: Where they arise and how to reduce them

15/07/08

This report quantifies for the first time the contribution of English schools to greenhouse gas emissions...read more

DCSF Zero Carbon School Buildings - Call For Evidence

10/07/08

The DCSF is undertaking a Call for Evidence to gather ideas, information and experiences to inform the Task Forces early work...read more

DCSF Launches New Self-Evaluation Form for Sustainable Schools

01/07/08

s3 is a Sustainable School Self-evaluation tool designed for everyone involved in education - teachers, school leaders, pupils, governors, education authorities and parents...Download here

Sussex schoolchildren spell out waste ambitions to Government Minister

30/06/08

The children have committed to reducing food waste and packaging and recycling all plastics, cans and paper in schools. They want councils to reward those who reduce, reuse and recycle, and are asking Government to help manufacturers make packaging recyclable...read more

First Step To Zero Carbon School Buildings

16/06/2008

The Government has taken the first steps to making every new school building zero carbon from 2016...read more

PC uses 'less energy than bulb'

23/05/2008

An eco-conscious schools computer is being launched which it is claimed will use less energy than a standard household light bulb...read more

Ofsted - Pupils need more green lessons

21/05/2008

Schools are failing to teach pupils about green, sustainable living, a report from the government's school inspectorate, Ofsted, warned today...read more

Ofsted - Most schools 'not turning green'

21/05/2008

Most schools are not teaching children about green issues in anything but a piecemeal way, schools inspectors say...read more

Report finds sustainable schools dont cost the earth

19/05/2008

A BREEAM schools rating can be achieved at little or no additional capital cost, according to a report published...read more

Schools could monitor well-being

01/05/2008

Schools in England could be made to keep records of pupils' drug use and obesity under plans being considered...read more

Climate Change Youth Tracker Survey

01/05/2008

Six in ten 11 to 17 year olds said they were worried about climate change, 78% thought climate change was due to human behaviour and 76% of those who had studied climate change at school claimed to have enjoyed it...read more

Redlands Primary School conversion

13/04/2008

Redlands Primary School has undergone major redevelopment as part of phase two of the scheme to convert the Victorian/Edwardian red-brick building...read more

BSF to be accelerated and streamlined

09/04/2008

Every local authority could have the opportunity to join Building Schools for the Future (BSF) earlier, under proposals to accelerate entry into the programme...read more

Assessing the Impact of the Commercial World on Children's Wellbeing

07/04/2008

The Secretary of State for DCSF has called for an assessment of the impact of the commercial world on children's wellbeing. Pupils, parents, stakeholders can take part in the consultation process...read more

Building a future

14/03/2008

Take three schools from different eras. One Victorian, another from the 1970s and a third built a little over three years ago. Which is the best at fighting off the greenhouse effect?...read more

The new 3 Rs

14/03/2008

Rights, responsibilities and respect should lead teachers to the holy grail: a good relationship with their pupils...read more

Prime Minister announces Youth Climate Change Champions

20/02/2008

The 9 young winners of the search for regional Climate Change Champions were announced by Gordon Brown. The winners, each representing a different region of England, successfully demonstrated how they would encourage behavioural change and tackle climate change in their local communities...read more

Inside Britain's first eco-school

07/02/2008

When Bristol Brunel Academy opened last September the country got its first glimpse of just how different tomorrow's secondary schools are going to be. Its biomass boilers and flexible learning spaces showed that the old "cell and bell" model of education has finally been consigned to history, and the future of schooling looks very different indeed...read more

More school trips for pupils

05/02/2008

Teachers will find it easier to take pupils on school trips with more help and advice, less bureaucracy and quality badges for popular destinations, thanks to new guidance from the DCSF...read more

New materials to support recycling at schools

31/01/2008

The Recycle Now Schools Action Pack is an on-line resource for primary and secondary school staff and others interested in making recycling happen in their school...read more

NCSL awards £280,000 to sustainable schools

28/01/2008

NCSL has awarded £280,000 to schools in recognition of their efforts to achieve sustainability...read more

Geography 'must be made relevant'

17/01/2008

Geography as a subject is in decline and needs to be made more relevant with a greater focus on global issues, England's schools inspectors have said...read more

Special needs school will feature sustainable features

16/01/2008

A £10m Liverpool special learning needs school is to feature a raft of sustainability features...read more

Green teens back eco-guerrillas

10/01/2008

A survey of 16- to 19-year-olds by the Future Foundation found more than one in eight (13%) supported a ban on travelling by air for leisure purposes, while one in 10 say...read more

Happy Kids Want Less Stuff

07/01/2008

A study found that raising a young person's self esteem reduced their longing for the perceived security of possessions...read more

Carbon neutral new schools plan

18/12/2007

Energy-saving and eco-friendly school building projects have been announced...read more

Government puts zero carbon schools in doubt

22/10/2007

Report casts doubt on cost-effectiveness of building zero carbon schools as part of review of BSF programme...read more

Government allocates £22bn for school upgrades

11/10/2007

Funds will be given to local authorities to raise standards of classroom over the next three years...read more

Gore's climate film has scientific errors

11/10/2007

Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary was criticised by a judge who highlighted "nine scientific errors"...read more

City Academies struggle to meet energy standards

12/09/2007

New schools could do better on electricity use according to Buro Happold study...read more