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Topics: School, Education, Primary school Pages: 3 (808 words) Published: November 10, 2013
How to make your school more eco-friendly
With the carbon footprint of English schools already tipping 9.4m tonnes CO2, many campaigns to "green" schools are already underway. School Food
The Food for Life Partnership is a network of communities across England committed to transforming food culture, one school at a time. Led by the Soil Association, the Food for Life Partnership website includes information on how to get involved, case studies, Food Tube short films, events and more. The Food for Life Partnership uses food as a way to improve the whole school experience – making lunchtimes a positive feature of the day and enriching classroom learning with farm visits and practical cooking and growing. Schools joined on the programme are growing their own food; organising trips to farms; sourcing food from local bakers, butchers and farmers; setting up school farmers’ markets; holding community food events; providing cooking and growing clubs for pupils and their families; and serving freshly prepared, locally sourced meals that follow a rigorous Food for Life Catering Mark. Foods for Life Partnership schools are embedding food education into their curriculum, and a focus on ‘pupil voice’ means pupils take ownership and decide their own priorities. The Partnership is about bringing people together – teachers, pupils, families, cooks, caterers, farmers and the wider community – to enjoy good, wholesome food and change food culture in England significantly. The Garden Organic for Schools project, launched in 2000, now includes over 5,000 schools across the UK, and offers practical organic gardening advice, a quarterly newsletter, curriculum-based resources and free seeds. Energy

The Carbon Detectives' Kit allows schools to work out their carbon footprint and compare them to other schools. Their aims are to link schools and pupils across Europe to help slow down the impact of global climate change inspire and empower young people to take practical action to...
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