News from BHee for the new school year, including Eco-Schools awards, the next BHee twilight, Walk to School Month and more.

September Greetings from BHee

We hope you had a great summer, and are ready for a busy year of Eco-Schools projects, exploring our wonderful local green spaces, and embedding environmental education into the new curriculum.

We're proud that Brighton and Hove is in the top ten English local authorities for Green Flag schools, and were thrilled to see a two-page article featuring pupils and teachers from our local Eco Schools in the Argus. We also know that there is inspiring sustainability work taking place in schools that haven't yet achieved the Green Flag. If you'd like recognition for your eco work contact Helen to have a chat about the Eco-Schools criteria. You're probably closer to your next award than you think!

Best wishes
Helen and Katie 

PS If your school has a new Eco Coordinator, or other new teachers with an interest in wildlife and sustainability, please let us know their email addresses so we can add them to our mailing list.

Walk to School Month

International Walk to School month is October, the perfect time to celebrate the many benefits of being active on the way to school. Request free resources from the School Travel Team, including the giant Piers the meerkat costume. More info.

Easy energy and water monitoring

Most schools now have at least one automatic meter reader (AMR), making it simple to monitor energy and water usage. Charts and tables of your school's data are available at the click of a mouse! Find out more at a free workshop on the morning of 3rd October at Brighton Town Hall. More info

FREE furniture and stationery

Is your school looking for furniture or stationery? Do you have spare resources that could used by another school, council team or community group? Look no further! Brighton & Hove City Council has signed up to WARPit. More info

Polli:Nation

This exciting new project will empower a nation of young activists to protect the UK's pollinators, and help schools to transform their grounds into pollinator-friendly habitats. Get involved NOW and help shape the project. More info.

Green Flag news

Congratulations to Goldstone and St. Luke's Primaries, the city's most recent Green Flag schools. If you'd like your Green Flag by the end of the school year, now's the time to start planning. Contact Helen to find out more.

Bronze and Silver awards

Well done to Elm Grove Primary, who received their Bronze Eco-Schools award in June, only six months after registering for the programme. A school to watch!
BHee events are free to all publicly-funded schools.

BHee twilight

Carlton Hill Primary, Tuesday 14th October, 4 to 5.30. Explore ways to involve pupils in growing, cooking, eating and selling their own produce, including building your own mud oven for outdoor cooking. More info.
Non-BHee events may incur a charge. To find out more click on the links below.

Wild Beach training

Sussex Wildlife Trust is running Wild Beach training in Brighton on 3rd and 4th November. The course offers experiential learning including marine wildlife identification, shelter building, games and understanding tides.  More info.

Low Carbon Trust Eco Education Days at Earthship Brighton

More info


22nd October:
World Car Free Day

4th October:
World Animal Day

November:
Energy Month

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