Schools

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!

Sign Up Today

Schools can sign up to take part in Better Planet Schools for FREE! We have lots of pre-funded places available, thanks to donations from councils and the public (normal price £100.00* per year per school). Grab yours today!

Key Features

  • Suggested activities and ideas for practical projects - ideal for your school's Eco Club!
  • Pupil-led actions to reduce your school's environmental impact
  • Presentation and script for starter assembly
  • Lesson plans and presentations covering the topic in detail
  • Access to free bonus content
  • 20 'Better Planet Schools Crew' badges for your school's Eco Club
  • Entry into end-of-term prize draws for schools completing end-of-module reports
  • Video messages from celebrities and environmentalists

Modules that are currently available are:

  • Air pollution
  • Climate change and flooding
  • Endangered species
  • Energy and energy saving
  • Fast Fashion
  • Food and farming
  • Nature and biodiversity
  • Plastic and waste
  • Transport

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Testimonials

These resources are excellent. They have been used by the Science Leader, but also by others across the school. There is so much there that at every level the teachers will benefit from these fabulous resources. Thanks so much!

Uplands Primary School, Hampshire

Last week I launched our Eco Committee and Eco Captain and pledged our school to cut energy usage by 15%. I used the Better Planet Schools PowerPoint in my assembly and it went down brilliantly! Thanks for these excellent resources and all your help.

St Andrew's C of E Primary School, West Sussex

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the badges and the assembly resources. Stanley Planet Savers Eco Club delivered a fabulous assembly today using your fast fashion resources and are organising a Clothes Swap in school in order to inspire others. The resources are really informative and easy to use.

Stanley Grove Primary and Nursery Academy, West Yorkshire

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.

Nicola Murray-Morris (Year 3 Teaching Staff) Chalkwell Hall Junior School, Essex (who have reduced their energy usage by 15% as a direct result of Better Planet Schools)

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.

Andrew Palmer (Headteacher) Heycroft Junior School, Essex