We can help to connect and support schools to do more within the classroom, to tackle the fabric and the outside of their buildings and to help guide young people into the green work sector after high school.By signposting to associated projects and partners who are carrying out work in Greater Manchester, we hope that we can all make a big difference today, tomorrow and together.
Take a look at the support on offer
Powering Our Schools
Solar power is a source of renewable energy that has the potential to lower your electricity bills, protect against future electricity price increases and reduce your school’s carbon footprint. It can also be a valuable curriculum aide, bringing STEM and climate action to life for your pupils. Explore the resources to find out how your school can switch to solar,
Education and Learning
The Education team at Recycle for Greater Manchester can support you with educating and engaging students and residents of all ages in the Greater Manchester area. They can provide site visit opportunities, online sessions, resources, games and films that encourage residents to waste less and recycle more.
Schools Climate Action Planner
Greater Manchester Combined Authority has worked closely with Transform Our World a community of educators coordinated by environmental charity Global Action Plan to develop a free, online, easy-to-use action planning tool to help teachers and students prioritise the actions their school can take to reduce its environmental impact.
Nature-based solutions in your school grounds
Urban nature-based solutions like green walls and roofs, sustainable drainage systems and street trees have the potential to provide around 30% of the adaptation needed to protect our towns and cities from increased rainfall, flooding and heatwaves by 2030. Find out how you can become more flood resilient with green, nature-based solutions in your school grounds.
GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS
Award-winning campaign that invites 5-14 year olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and inspire young people into science and engineering.
MANCHESTER ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION NETWORK (MEEN)
Manchester Environmental Education Network, or “MEEN” as it is more commonly known, is dedicated to supporting teachers, organisations and individuals working to promote environmental education and Education for Sustainability. They run projects with schools, organise networking events, provide a termly newsletter and pool various free curriculum resources. Take a look at what they can offer.
Do your pupils want to take action on climate change? Eco-Schools can help! Millions of pupils at thousands of schools around the UK are already taking action on climate change thanks to our simple seven-step programme. Register now.
GROUNDWORK GREATER MANCHESTER
Supporting schools to maximise the learning potential of your outdoor space, improve air quality around the school grounds, provide nature and climate learning activities and provide coaching & mentoring to support student wellbeing and achievement
HYSCHOOLS AT MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
The Hydrogen In Schools (HySchools) has created educational and online resources for use in secondary schools across the European partner countries, aimed at providing teachers with increased confidence to teach students about Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology (HFCT).
Trees for Learning
City of Trees work with schools across Greater Manchester greening school grounds by supplying free trees and organising a ‘how to plant a tree’ day with pupils. They can provide trees, tools, and the expertise. All they need from you is permission, space to plant and enthusiastic kids! This scheme is open to all schools within Greater Manchester.
Plastic Free Schools
This ground breaking programme from Surfers Against Sewage equips and empowers young activists with the tools to create positive, lasting environmental change. Get your school to sign up to Plastic Free Schools and start your journey as an ocean activist with this system shaking, change making programme!