Green Ambassador Awards 2018
We are searching for the UK’s top Green Ambassador teams and teachers; passionate and committed champions of sustainability within schools who are working hard to protect our environment. Separate awards will be made in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales allowing us to recognise and celebrate diversity, excellence and innovation in education for sustainable development across the UK.
WWF and Tes
We have teamed up with Tes for 2018 to bring you a range of resources, an online course and a brand new category in the prestigious Tes awards.
The online resource hub hosts a range of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) assets to help benefit the work your school may already be doing – or to help your school begin its sustainability journey.
The ‘Sustainable Schools’ award recognises achievement in encouraging a new generation of sustainability champions through an innovative, whole school approach.
You can also read about some of WWF’s inspiring ‘Green Ambassador’ champion schools and what they are doing as part of their ESD programme.
Reinvigorate your eco-team!
Green teams (or eco-teams) are great for motivating and engaging pupils. They help build communication, team skills, and confidence - important qualities if you're keen to get some great environmental projects going in your school!
Being part of WWF's Green Ambassador scheme provides everything you'll need to set up or re-invigorate your school's green team so your pupils can really take ownership of sustainability in your school. And that's not all: successful green teams can help reduce schools' carbon footprint and save money!
Growing food at school is a great activity for pupils of all ages!
Supporting our hugely popular Green Ambassadors scheme, Plant2Plate focuses on what can be done to produce and consume food in a sustainable way that is less harmful to our shared planet and healthier for us. We've developed some fantastic curriculum linked resources for Key Stage 1 and 2, including growing guides and fun activities for the classroom.
Green Ambassadors is fantastic. It's engaged both the children and the staff to become more confident and to enjoy their work outdoors. We wouldn't have been able to do what we've done in the school without the support of this wonderful project. Thank you!
In their own words: Victoria Park Primary School
Eleanor Walker, teacher at Victoria Park Primary School in Bristol ignites the passion in her pupils and her colleagues on all things eco.
Actually winning the Green Ambassador award was amazing! It was fantastic for some of my green team to come along to support me, to meet other ‘green’ schools and to celebrate all their hard work; I wouldn’t have been in a position to win the award without their enthusiasm to inspire me over the last few years – they really are a force for good.