The RSPB are proud to announce that they are now a Friend of Eco-Schools England. As such, schools who earn a Wildlife Action Award will have met some of the criteria towards achieving an Eco-Schools award.

Keep Britain Tidy's Education manager Morgan Phillips said, "We’re really excited that RSPB have joined us as a Friend of Eco-Schools England. We know that a lot of schools already use RSPB’s fantastic learning resources to build environmental education into their curriculum work and to conduct biodiversity audits as part of their Environmental Review. So we know that this partnership will help schools with at least two Eco-Schools steps: Curriculum Linking and Environmental Review.

But it doesn’t stop there, activities like the RSPB ‘Big Schools Birdwatch’ would make a fantastic Eco-Schools project under the Biodiversity topic – the planning for that fits in with the Action Plan Eco-Schools step, collecting and analysing results is a great for the Monitoring and Evaluation step, getting the whole school to participate requires another step: Informing and Involving.

RSPB are a fantastic organisation and have a great education team, it is great to have their support. We will be encouraging our member schools to engage with everything the RSPB has to offer, it is sure to help them progress along their Eco-Schools journey."

Eco-Schools in England is managed in England by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under license from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important. Their mission is to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.

To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy, their programmes and campaigns visit or follow them on Twitter @EcoSchools

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