Congratulations to Ickburgh School, Homerton! Just before the end of the last Academic Year, (2019-2020), following two years of hard work and commitment from their Eco School's lead Su Jones and her dedicated pupils and staff, Ickburgh School attained their first prestigious Eco School's Green Flag Award. (Renewable after two years).
They joined Hackney's first Green Flag School, Orchard Primary School, who, led by Sarah Batup and Head Teacher Rachel Davie, gained their third Green Flag back in January 2020. (As Sarah has since taken maternity leave, Megan Lindsay has taken the lead). Well done Orchard!
We know that there are several other schools in Hackney who are nearly ready to go for their Green Flag. So, although this academic year will be especially challenging, we hope that they manage to keep going and if/when they are ready, they can apply for their Green Flag online. See https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/covid-response/
Wherever schools may be on their sustainable Eco Schools journey, support, resources and training are available on the Eco Schools website, including online training sessions, primary and secondary resources/ideas and environmental challenges alongside Green Flag funding from Frugi -
Schools can keep in touch with us at:- firstname.lastname@example.org
to let us know how their journey to sustainability in school is progressing and for any questions or support they may need.
Sustainable Hackney (Education for Sustainability Network)
Other resources and organisations which schools might find useful are:-
Additionally, a BBC programme featuring Greta Thunberg who describes "the remarkable and tumultuous past year of her life and makes a passionate plea for action on climate change". (Some older pupils may also be interested) :-
Other organisations worth following for issues of education and sustainability are:-
Educators can also join the NEU Climate Change Network at -
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