Keep Wales Tidy would like to welcome independent schools, nurseries and education organisations onto the Eco-Schools programme and can offer a range of services to help schools work towards attaining their prestigious Green Flag.

Keep Wales Tidy currently receives Welsh Government funding to run the programme in state schools. Unfortunately, this funding does not extend to non-publicly-funded schools so there is a cost involved.

We firmly believe that our Eco-Schools programme inspires and empowers pupils to be leaders of change in their communities and widens learning beyond the classroom to develop responsible attitudes and commitment, both at home and in the wider community.

Over 95% of schools in Wales are registered Eco Schools. By joining the Eco Schools family, you will also be able to network with other schools, teachers and Keep Wales Tidy staff and share best practice. You will also see cost-savings following the implementation of environmental measures and a reduction in your school’s carbon footprint.

What does it cost to join Eco-Schools?

The basic annual cost of joining the Eco-Schools programme is £350.

This covers the following activities and support from Keep Wales Tidy: 

  • 1 x support visit from Keep Wales Tidy officer
  • Officer support via telephone and/or e-mail (2 hours)
  • Personalised login to Eco-Schools website
  • Access to web resources
  • Green Flag assessment visit
  • Green Flag and use of Eco-school logo on school materials
  • Eco Schools/Keep Wales Tidy newsletter 

Keep Wales Tidy can also offer a variety of additional bolt-on services at the prices below:

  • 1 place at Eco-Schools training event in local area. Training days include ‘Back-to-Basics’ for new co-ordinators, or ‘Going for Green’ when going for Green Flag (£100pp)
  • 1 support visit - one-to-one meeting with Eco Co-ordinator (£125)
  • 1 staff training session (2 hours) in your school for up to 10 staff. A number of topics are available e.g. whole school engagement, linking into the curriculum or LNF (£150)
  • 1 workday (e.g. assembly / workshops) on an Eco-Schools topic (£250)

Keep Wales Tidy can provide bespoke packages for any additional support that is required. Just contact us for a quote – eco-schools@keepwalestidy.cymru or 02920 256767.

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