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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

  • Eco-Schools: Getting Back on Track with your Green Flag

Wednesday 21 April 2021, 4.30 - 5.30pm, Online via Teams

A session to offer support for refocusing on your Eco-Schools Green Flag Award. We will discuss the current Eco-Schools criteria and provide suggestions for projects and be able to answer any questions you may have.

To register complete this eForm.

  •  Earth Day 2021

Thursday 22 April, 10 am and 2pm, Online via Teams

Join the environmental education team on Thursday 22nd April to celebrate Earth Day with a 15 minute presentation via Microsoft Teams followed by up to 15 questions and answers.

This year, Earth Day is a three-day event to call for climate action, with the theme Restore Our Earth™. Live events are taking place across the world, so visit the website to find out how you can watch!

If you would like your class, Eco-team or whole school to join in please complete this eForm if you would like your class.

Presentations will take place at 10am and 2pm. Both sessions will be identical so you only need to attend one session.

  • #EcoTeachMeet

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 4.00 - 5.30pm @Nether Hall, Keyham Lane West, Leicester, LE5 1RT

Presentations from colleagues on the impact of environmental education, projects and activities happening in Leicester. 

All are welcome to attend to catch up on what is happening in Leicester. Sign up to attend and present here. 

(It is our intention to host this event in person however we will monitor the Covid-19 situation and switch to a virtual session if necessary). 

  • Carbon Literacy Training

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. Following the success of our recent virtual courses we are hosting another starting in May 2021 on the following dates:

  • Monday 10 May, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Monday 17 May, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Monday 24 May, 4.30 – 6.30 pm

(You must attend all sessions to pass)

Why participate?

  • Gain a better understanding of how climate change will affect you and those around you
  • Become an accredited Carbon Literate individual
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to develop your own responses to lowering your carbon footprint, and the carbon footprint of others
  • Gain knowledge of delivering a course about basic climate change science to your students
  • Help to enable students to become carbon literate

Your commitments

  • Attend all three training online training events in May 2021
  • Complete feedback about your experience
  • Create at least one significant action, as an individual, to reduce your own personal carbon footprint
  • Create at least one significant action involving other people to reduce the collective footprint of your workplace, community or place of education
  • Encourage your school to participate in carbon literacy either by delivering training yourself or arranging for Leicester City Council to deliver in-house (at a future date to be confirmed)

To book your place please book via this eForm or email Eco-Schools@Leicester.gov.uk

  • Summer Reading Challenge 2021

This year's Challenge is set in fictional Wilderville, where the Wild World Heroes must work together to solve the environmental problems they discover.

The Environmental Education Team at Leicester City Council are offering free 90 minute in school workshops suitable for Y2 - Y6, including a book reading or review and a mix of environmental and literacy activities workshops. These are available between Monday 7 June – Friday 2 July 2021 (workshop numbers are limited – one year group per school).

Weekly Challenges during the summer - 12 July 2021 – 20 August 2021

Mini challenges featuring a different environmental theme each week will be featured on our website and social channels alongside the Wild World Heroes!

If you would like more information or to book, please contact the Environmental Education Team Eco-Schools@leicester.gov.uk 


Previous Events

Climate Action Fortnight

The fortnight tackled an Eco-Schools topic with a climate emergency focus each day featuring special guest speakers, activities and challenges for students and training opportunities for staff. All content was hosted online via Microsoft Teams Live and 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

The celebration, held on Monday 9 November 2020, was a very enjoyable occasion celebrating the wonderful people that work and volunteer at schools in Leicester. Featuring key note speeches from Judy Ling Wong of the Black Environment Network and James Cashmore from The Soil Association, the recording can be found on our YouTube Channel.  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 took place on Friday 13 November 2020.

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

#EcoTeachmeet - October 2020

The next Teachmeet will took place on Wednesday 14 October 2020 4.00-5.30pm. There were presentations from colleagues on the impact of environmental education, projects and activities happening in Leicester.

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

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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