Schools around the country will be taking part in Green Day in June, but there is still time for more to become involved.
The Landscape Institute runs this annual event for schools each June, giving pupils the opportunity to learn about climate change and how it relates to the buildings and spaces around them. It aims to be fun, flexible and inspiring for pupils whilst integrating the serious themes into activities that the whole school can get involved in.
Although it is down to the individual school participating to nominate which day in June will be their ‘Green Day’ the event is not intended to be a one-off isolated event; instead, it should provide a springboard for action to make schools more sustainable in the long term.
The Green Day initiative has been growing steadily since before the Landscape Institute took it over from Cabe in 2011. It now has more than 200 schools registered on its website and is growing all the time.
If you know a school in your local area that might like to get involved then please contact Andrew Jones at the Landscape Institute.
Green Day is aimed at both primary and secondary school pupils up to Key Stage 3.