Best Practice

Case study: Sustainable schools

The Ashden Sustainable Schools Awards celebrate schools that pave the way in saving energy and inspiring others. Alex Green looks at two recent primary school winners and explains more about Ashden’s work and awards

At the Ashden Sustainable School Awards ceremony held last term, three trail-blazing primary schools and a further education college were announced as this year’s winners.

The judges were unanimous that all four winning establishments had demonstrated their commitment to cutting carbon emissions and lowering fuel bills by taking simple steps and inspiring their pupils and students to help save the planet.

Ashden looks for winners who are driving behavioural changes that save energy, implementing technical measures that improve energy efficiency or generate renewable energy, and introducing information about energy and sustainability into lessons. Involving pupils in all of this is key.

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