Warwickshire schools to receive greater support for eco learning - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire schools to receive greater support for eco learning

Leamington Editorial 11th Jan, 2021   0

AN ECO schools programme will aim to encourage a greater focus on environmental learning in Warwickshire.

A motion calling on greater support for eco learning, put forward by the county’s Liberal Democrat group, has been passed.

The Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led, involving hands-on learning to get the school and wider community involved in environmental projects.

Warwickshire Lib Dem Group leader Jerry Roodhouse said: “The pandemic has created a re-evaluation of society and a desire to make a fairer, more caring and greener way of living in the future. Schools and young people are at the heart of this and the Eco-Schools programme is an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community. We must maximise all opportunities available to us.”

To implement the programme, an audit will take place of all schools across Warwickshire to gauge what support is needed.

The findings will be reported to the climate change group with recommendations on what actions need to be taken.

The county council committed to tackling climate change after declaring an emergency in 2019. It has also committed to work in line with the UN Sustainable Development goals which includes education.


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