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Take this as a global warning


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

Will schools have to weed out grass to be green?


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

Scientists find holes in climate change


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

Low carbon boost for Luton school


Academy uses sustainable biomass and natural ventilation to cut emissions by more

All pupils to learn about slavery


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

Social injustice cutting life expectancy, UN report says


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

School design labelled 'mediocre'


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

Schools set to reveal energy use


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

Ten ways schools can reduce carbon emissions


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

Schools could halve their carbon footprint


Schools could chop their carbon footprint in more

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


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

DCSF Zero Carbon School Buildings - Call For Evidence


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

DCSF Launches New Self-Evaluation Form for Sustainable Schools


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


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 more

First Step To Zero Carbon School Buildings


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

PC uses 'less energy than bulb'


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

Ofsted - Pupils need more green lessons


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

Ofsted - Most schools 'not turning green'


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

Report finds sustainable schools dont cost the earth


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

Climate Change Youth Tracker Survey


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 more

Redlands Primary School conversion


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

BSF to be accelerated and streamlined


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

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


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 more

Building a future


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? more

The new 3 Rs


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

Prime Minister announces Youth Climate Change Champions


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 more

Inside Britain's first eco-school


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 more

More school trips for pupils


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 more

New materials to support recycling at schools


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 more

NCSL awards £280,000 to sustainable schools


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

Geography 'must be made relevant'


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 more

Special needs school will feature sustainable features


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

Green teens back eco-guerrillas


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 more

Happy Kids Want Less Stuff


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

Carbon neutral new schools plan


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

Government puts zero carbon schools in doubt


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

Government allocates £22bn for school upgrades


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

Gore's climate film has scientific errors


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

City Academies struggle to meet energy standards


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