Teachers on course for eco success!
17 December 2009
Schools across the country will soon be even cleaner and greener thanks to a new Eco-schools training course run by Keep Britain Tidy.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools towards reaching the government target of becoming sustainable by 2020 and in managed in England by Keep Britain Tidy.
There are now over 13,000 registered eco-schools so in order to equip the school staff and local authorities with the skills they need to succeed in their sustainable journey Keep Britain Tidy has designed two new training courses.
The course for local authorities aims to engage staff in supporting Eco-Schools as a means of delivering their own strategies for sustainability and climate change.
The other course ‘Becoming an Eco-School’, aims to equip schools with the knowledge and confidence to progress through the Eco-Schools award scheme. The National Training and Development Agency for teachers has recently approved Keep Britain Tidy Training’s application to be a registered provider of Continued Professional Development (CPD) for teachers. This will enable teaching staff to access their CPD budgets to attend the Eco-Schools course.
The courses were successfully piloted earlier this year as part of the United Utilities ‘Act on Climate Change’ project, and the regional dates currently advertised are filling up quickly.
Delegates who attended recent courses in London and Birmingham provided excellent feedback on the training experience.
Michelle Marley, waste education officer at Central Bedfordshire Council
Said “The course was very informative, useful and inspiring. It made you want to get on and do - which I have! I've got a meeting set up with a couple of other departments to see what we can offer schools.”
Stella Blackledge, Keep Britain Tidy’s training manager, said: “We’re really pleased that the Eco-Schools training courses are proving so popular. It’s heartening to see local authority and school staff gaining the practical knowledge and confidence they need to make the most of their involvement with the Eco-Schools programme.”
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