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Sign up for Green Flag Award in Sustainability Training

Eco Schools Published Tuesday, 30th October 2018

A day of training aimed at equipping volunteers to assess schools who are applying for a Green Flag Award in Sustainability is being held next month.

Worcestershire County Council is hosting the Eco Schools Training on November 23 at County Hall and it is being run by Keep Britain Tidy.
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 different countries, making it the largest environmental schools programme in the world.
Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "This is a great opportunity to be involved in a fantastic programme that has benefited so many schools.
"It's a great chance to learn new skills and to find out what schools in the area are doing to help the environment."
The Eco-Schools programme is pupil-led and encourages whole school involvement. It also encourages closer links between schools and their communities. It offers many benefits for individual pupils, developing their knowledge and skills and improving their well-being.
As a Volunteer Eco-Schools Assessor, people will visit schools in their area to help Keep Britain Tidy, who run the Eco Schools Programme and assess whether a school has met the criteria required to achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag.
An assessment visit will usually last between one and two hours and people will be fully trained beforehand.
Those who sign up will receive professional volunteering training, meet others interested in the Eco-Schools programme and gain inspiration from real-life examples of environmental action and learning.
To register for the free training go to the Eco Schools website.