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Calendar of events

Calendar of environmental opportunities and events throughout the academic year.

Further information

The calendar below is representative of August 2021 to July 2022. A full-page, mobile friendly version of the calendar can be downloaded as a PDF at the bottom of this page.

Event Details Date(s) Month
Great Big Green Week - school information session 1 (via Teams) 4pm Wednesday 25 August
Great Big Green Week - school information session 2 (via Teams) 12.30pm Friday 27 August
Eco-Schools Training - session 1 - 1:00-3:30pm Wednesday 15 September
World Cleanup Day (Litter) Saturday 17 September
Great Big Green Week starts Saturday 18 September
GBGW Film Festival Monday 20 September
GBGW Secondary Conference 9.30-2.30 (via Teams)
GBGW Film Festival
Tuesday 21 September
GBGW Film Festival Wednesday 22 September
Eco-Schools and FFL celebration – via TEAMS, 11am
GBGW Film Festival
Thursday 23 September
GBGW Climate march and picnic - 12noon-2.30pm
GBGW Film Festival
Friday 24 September
Great Big Green Week ends Sunday 26 September
Governor Training, 4.30-6.00pm (via Teams) Tuesday 28 September
GBGW News Day 9:30am-2:30pm Wednesday 29 September
Grow Your Own Grub Celebration 1pm (via Teams) Monday 27 September
GBGW - Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots winners announced 1pm-1.30pm Thursday 23 September
World Vegetarian Day Friday 1 October
World Animal Day
Carbon Literacy Training 4:30-6:30pm
Monday 4 October
#EcoTeachMeet 4:00-5:30pm Thursday 7 October
Carbon Literacy Training 4:30-6:30pm Monday 11 October
Carbon Literacy Training 4:30-6:30pm Monday 25 October
COP26 starts Sunday 31 October
World Food Day Saturday 16 October 
World Teacher Day Tuesday 5 October
Eco-Roadshow - Moat College Monday 1 November
Eco-Roadshow - Beaumont Leys School Tuesday 2 November
Eco-Schools Roadshow - City of Leicester College  Wednesday 3 November
Eco-Schools Roadshow - Orchard Mead College (TBC) Thursday 4 November
Eco-Schools Roadshow - St Paul's Catholic School Friday 5 November
Eco-Schools Roadshow - Rushey Mead Academy Monday 8 November
Eco-Schools Roadshow - venue TBC Tuesday 9 November
Eco-Schools Roadshow - Castle Mead Academy Wednesday 10 November
Eco-Schools Roadshow - Soar Valley College Thursday 11 November
COP26 ends Friday 12 November
National Tree Week starts Saturday 27 November
National Tree Week ends
World Soil Day
Sunday 5 December
Eco-Schools Training - session 2 - 1:00-3:30pm Friday 14 January
Fairtrade Fortnight Virtual Assembly, 1:00pm
#EcoTeachMeet 4:00-5:30pm
Monday 21 February
World Wildlife Day Thursday 3 March
International Womens Day Tuesday 8 March
Grow Your Own Grub Training 4:00-5:30pm Wednesday 16 March
Global Recycling Day Friday 18 March
World Water Day Tuesday 22 March
Earth Day Friday 22 April
Earth Hour Virtual Assembly 1:00pm Monday 25 April
Eco-Schools Training - session 3 - 1:00-3:30pm Monday 9 May
Applying for Green Flag Training - 3:00-4:30pm (via Teams) Wednesday 11 May
Walk to School Week starts Monday 16 May
Pumpkin Training 4:00-5:30pm Thursday 19 May
#EcoTeachMeet 4:00-5:30pm Tuesday 24 May
Outdoor Classroom Day (TBC) Friday 20 May
World Environment Day Sunday 5 June
World Environment Day Virtual Assembly 1pm (via Teams) Monday 6 June
World Oceans Day Wednesday 8 June
Celebration Event 2022 9:30am-2:30pm (City Hall) Wednesday 22 June
Clean Air Day (TBC) Saturday 18 June
GYOG wheelbarrow collection Friday 1 July
Grow Your Own Grub Celebration (Abbey Pumping Station) Saturday 2 July
GYOG return wheelbarrows Monday 4 July
Plastic bag-free day Sunday 31 July



Please consider the environment.