The Eco-Schools programme provides a simple, seven-step framework that challenges and empowers young people to make a difference in their school, local community and beyond. Since 1994, millions of young people around the world have worked through the Eco-Schools Seven Steps before being recognised for their efforts with a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag.
At Moorside we work alongside the Eco Council to connect activities to three or more of the Ten Eco-Schools Topics. These topics break large, global issues like climate change into more manageable and directed themes that prompt young people to consider environmental changes that they can make in their school and everyday lives.
The Eco-Council work through the seven Eco-Schools steps during the academic year so that they can apply for an Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation during the annual application window, open from 1st May to 31st July.
Applying for Eco-Schools accreditation is the perfect way to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the ecological achievements of the Eco Council and the young people at Moorside. It clearly demonstrates that their hard work is appreciated, and it provides them with the confidence and motivation needed to continue actively engaging with environmental issues throughout their lifetimes. Finally, it also tells local communities that Moorside is forward-thinking and promotes youth-led environmental education and action.