Services and resources

Learning for Sustainability Services and resources

We offer a range of services and resources to help support the delivery of Learning for Sustainability and Eco Schools in the school.

Earth Balloon

The Earth Balloon is a dynamic and fun teaching resource available to hire.  Measuring 6.7m across the Earth Balloon can accommodate an entire class of 30 pupils inside.  You enter the globe through the zippers located along either the International Date Line or the Greenwich Median. Teaching resources are provided with the hire of the Earth Balloon, which can transform a geography, science or global citizenship topic.

The Earth Balloon can be hired by schools outside of Worcestershire.  The Earth Balloon must be collected from and returned to County Hall, Worcester.

For more information about the cost of hiring the balloon and other details download the Earth Balloon hire information sheet (PDF)

Reducing waste in school

There are several ways schools can reduce the amount of waste they throw away. Waste prevention is better for the environment and usually cheaper than either recycling or waste disposal. There are lots of hints and tips available on the Let's Waste Less website.

Severn Waste Services (opens in a new window) are the waste disposal contractor for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. All of the recycling from the two counties goes to Envirosort, near Worcester, for sorting. Severn Waste have a dedicated Education Centre at EnviroSort and they host classroom-based activities around waste and recycling, as well as tours of the recycling facility for schools and adult community groups. These visits are free and Severn Waste will also subsidise coach travel for schools. Details on how to book are available at the Severn Waste Services - Education page (opens in a new window).

Training opportunities

Training is available to support Eco-Coordinators, Head Teachers and others within the school with their Learning for Sustainability work. Training is open to all schools and we are happy for independent schools and schools outside of Worcestershire to attend. 

For more information on training please visit the Training and events page or email