Newsletter November 2018

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 Eco-Schools as a 🌍 inspiring innovation in Education!

Eco-Schools has been selected as one of the most inspiring innovations in education 2019 by Our programme has been researched and interviewed by HundrED’s in-house research team, and been independently reviewed by the HundrED Academy made up of education thought-leaders and HundrED’s Youth Academy.

The core goal of HundrED is to help good practices in education spread, in order to make sure every child around the world has the opportunity to flourish.

HundrED hopes to inspire people in education all over the world to improve education where they are. Eco-Schools has made impactful contributions to the lives of children across the globe. You can find out more here:

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The British PM visits St.Mary's Primary Eco-School for its 6th Green Flag celebrations!

On 12 October, St.Mary’s Primary School in England, UK, had a visit from the local Member of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, Prime Minister of the UK. The school celebrated receiving its sixth Green Flag in a special assembly.

The Eco Committee stated that the Prime Minister was very impressed with how the whole school had been involved with planting in the garden and that the school was an inspiration for others! Read the full story!


Eco-Schools Romania celebrates 20 years of Eco-Schools!

The Carpathian - Danubian Center for Geoecology (CCDG) organised its 20th National Seminar in September 2019. Over 300 participants joined the event: teachers, principals, school inspectors, authorities, sponsors and many other collaborators. 

FEE President, Lesley Jones, special guest of the event, encouraged the participants to continue their work and sustainable attitude towards the environment. The event focused on values and impact of educational programmes developed by CCDG in Romania. 

At the event, a total of 10 schools were awarded their first Green Flag and 15 schools received their seventh! Read more here...

Discussing Cultural Heritage at the eTwinning Conference 2018

eTwinning is an Erasmus+ Project aimed at connecting schools from different countries, encouraging them to work on common projects. The theme of eTwinning's 2018 conference was ‘Cultural Heritage’.

Eco-Schools Global was represented at the 2018 conference in Poland by Marvic Refalo from Eco-Schools Malta. Marvic held a workshop on ‘Cultural Heritage as an Eco-Schools theme combined with the SDGs’, and engaged attendees with stories of cultural heritage projects of Malta and South Africa and explained the Seven-Step methodology. The workshop presented cultural heritage as a crucial element of education, contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. Read more...

What is cooking at Eco-Schools International

This month we're offering a sneak-peek on the Agenda of the Eco-Schools National Operators Meeting (NOM) 2018. Our NOM takes place from 21-23 November in Cork, Ireland.

This year we are focusing on the Eco-Schools programme's global outreach and the 25th Anniversary celebrations. We are discussing the FEE University - an educational solution for FEE members, quality assurance, impact evaluation, Eco-Schools Handprint and all the positive actions National Operators can uptake in 2019. Adriana Valenzuela from UNFCCC will be leading a session on Climate Change Education, while our National Operators are presenting their wonderful work on the Oceans theme. In parallel sessions we are being trained on the SDGs, how to start FEE EcoCampus in country, Eco-Schools Research, and Disaster Risk Reduction. We are excited, to say the least!!

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