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Upcoming events & training

We provide schools with opportunities to engage in environmental activities through training sessions. Keep checking back to this page regularly for updates.

Further information

#EcoTeachmeet - October 2020

The next Teachmeet will take place on Wednesday 14 October 2020 4.00-5.30pm. There will be presentations from colleagues on the impact of environmental education, projects and activities happening in Leicester. If you would like to present please complete the Eventbrite presenter booking or get in touch. All school staff welcome! Book your place now via AutumEcoTeachmeet2020

If you would like more information, please contact the Environmental Education Team Eco-Schools@leicester.gov.uk 0116 454 2271/4543/6746

Climate Action Fortnight

The fortnight will tackle an Eco-Schools topic with a climate emergency focus each day and feature special guest speakers, activities and challenges for students and training opportunities for staff. All content will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams Live and be uploaded to the EcoSchoolsLCC YouTube channel to be accessed at any time. Find out more information on our Climate Action Fortnight page. 

Sustainable Schools Celebration

Do you have a member of staff, student, parent or volunteer who… Spearheads recycling in school? Raises awareness of litter? Participates in healthy cooking? Always turns up to gardening club, no matter the weather?  Goes that extra mile to walk, cycle or scoot to school? Celebrate the dedication of your staff, students, parents and volunteers by nominating them for one of the categories below for the second celebration evening event. Shortlisted staff, students, parents and volunteers will be invited to the virtual evening celebration taking place at the Microsoft Teams Live on Monday 9 November 2020, starting at 7pm. Find out more information on our Sustainable Schools Celebration page.

Litter Less Leicester Training - November 2020

The Litter Less Campaign, led by Eco-Schools aims to reduce litter and affect long-term behaviour change through implementing a waste management system, which involves the whole school. 

The training session will take place on Friday 13 November 2020 1.30-3.30pm online via Microsoft Teams.

Who would benefit from this project: All school staff with an interest in reducing litter in and around their school including, teachers, support staff,  senior leaders and Eco-Schools leads, school business managers and site managers. A small number of schools that previously applied can participate again (however funding is not available for returning schools) – but do get in touch! Download the flyer for more information on how to sign up. 

If you would like more information, please contact the Environmental Education Team Eco-Schools@leicester.gov.uk 0116 454 2271/4543/6746

Grow your own grub and pumpkin garden competition 2020-21

We are currently making plans for the next competition. Watch this space!!


Previous Events

Carbon Literacy training - starts 1 October 2020

In order to raise awareness through the community of Leicester we are using the Carbon Literacy Project as a way of accrediting school staff and students to become carbon literate.  This equivalent one-day course will enable participants to be carbon Literate and support them deliver their own course back in school. Training takes place via Microsoft Team. This course is now full but please use eForm to register your interest in future courses. 

Eco-Schools training 

In Leicester there are now 53 schools with the prestigious Green Flag Award putting us number one in England! This training, delivered by Leicester City Council, will provided top tips for working on Eco-Schools when you are working in bubbles, ideas for new projects, things that have gone well, things that maybe haven't and a chance to pair up with colleagues. This training will took place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 - 4.00-5.30pm online via Microsoft Teams. Keep a look out for our other training opportunities.

Eco-Schools and Food for Life Celebration 2020

This year we were not able to host our annual Eco-Schools and Food for Life celebration, but we didn’t want to miss the chance to celebrate all the city schools’ hard work which has taken place in the last academic year!  We are therefore hosted a virtual Eco-Schools and Food for Life celebration via Microsoft Teams Live. We are invited all schools in the city to attend this virtual event including parents! The event will took place on Tuesday 22 September 1.30-2.30pm

Eco-Schools Webinar Series

EcoTeach Webinars - Wednesdays 10 - 11am

Keep up to date with all things Environmental Education while social distancing. Find out about opportunities to participate in different projects and activities taking place in Leicester. All webinars will be presented by Lee Jowett and Amy Peace along with guests.

Find out when the webinars are and how to view

How to apply for your Green Flag - 1 July 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - How to apply for your Green Flag

Marine - 24 June 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - Marine

Healthy Living 17 June 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - Healthy Living

Global Citizenship and Fairtrade - 10 June 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - Global Citizenship and Fairtrade

Biodiversity - 3 June 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - Biodiversity

Information and useful resources

Transport - 20 May 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - Transport

Waste and Recycling - 13 May 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - Waste and Recycling

School Grounds - 5 May 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - School Grounds

Litter - 29 April 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - Litter

Energy and Water - 22 April 2020

PowerPoint Presentation - Water and energy 

 

 

 

 

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