Better Planet Schools is an environmental education programme designed for children aged 7 to 11. Schools can sign up for a year (three academic terms) at a time and gain access to an interactive website that has been designed exclusively for teachers in participating schools to access.
Schools choose 3 'modules' each year, with each module representing a term's work on a new topic. Each module contains lesson plans, presentations and lots of ideas for how you can take action as a school to address key environmental issues. You can use the materials in a flexible way, so each module's activities could become a programme for your eco club. If you can't fit the lessons in, that's fine - so long as you're using some of the resources to help the children take action to help the environment.
We know it works! Schools that have participated in our pilot project saved 10-15% of their energy usage through behaviour change alone when they engaged in pupil-led energy saving!
There's lots of free additional content for participating schools, including mini modules, advice guides AND entry into a termly prize draw when you submit an end-of-module report.
You can watch an introductory video about Better Planet Schools by clicking here!
It costs £100.00* per year for a school to take part in Better Planet Schools, but we have lots of sponsored places available. See if you can grab one now and take part for FREE!
Modules that are currently available are:
* excluding VAT at prevailing rates
The initiative has been absolutely brilliant for our school. It has allowed us to access wonderful lesson plans and activities that have helped inspire all of our pupils to think about their energy use.
The project has really got the children talking about environmental issues. They are much better informed, have access to brilliant research and materials that allow them to understand the facts properly.