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Could your school be
London's Sustainable School of the Year? 

 

The Sustainable City Awards are looking for London schools which have turned the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to build back better.   

 

The focus of the awards will be on celebrating where schools have created brand new initiatives (rather than accessing existing solutions already available) to benefit people and planet. We’re seeking to celebrate schools which have challenged how things are done and developed new thinking to deliver measurable impact on people’s wellbeing and the environment. 

 

Schools nominated for this award will have successfully engaged students in environmental learninginspired change in their communities and involved under-represented groups in their work. 

 

Click below to nominate your Sustainable School  of the Year. Applications close on 10th February 2021.

 

nominate a sustainable school of the year 

download nomination questions (word file)

 

Who can be nominated for School of the Year?

 

Any school located in one of the 33 London Boroughs who have taken actions which contribute to each of the three attributes below:

Improved the way we live by taking action now to make sustainable ways of life a reality

A school that has shown ambition in taking action to become a sustainable school.

 

A school that has combined different approaches, for example:

- making ambitious commitments to become a zero carbon school

- empowering students to set up eco networks

- integrating environmental education in their curriculum.

 

Engaged with and inspired others to spark collective action

A school that has successfully engaged with or inspired its community (such as parents, local community groups and local decision makers) or other schools to get involved in its activities or take action themselves.

Involved under-represented groups or less engaged communities in creating their vision and/or taking action

A school that has successfully engaged students in environmental learning and social action opportunities who often miss out on these opportunities: for example because of a less affluent economic background, cultural barriers or special educational needs.

School Changemaker of the Year, 2020

 

NB: You can nominate a School Changemaker without having nominated a School of the Year, the categories are separate from each other.

 

The awards will also celebrate London’s unsung heroes in the school environment by seeking the School Changemaker of the Year – a student, school leader or teacher who has been a force for change and taken action to make a London school more sustainable. 

 

Winning schools will be recognised at a virtual learning and award ceremony in Spring 2021, and offered a year of support to access networking, collaboration and learning opportunities through Global Action Plan’s networks. 

 

Click below to nominate your School Changemaker of the Year.  Nominations close on 10th February 2021.

 

nominate a school changemaker

 download nomination questions (word file)

 

Who can be nominated as a School Changemaker?

 

A student, teacher, school leader or education practitioner of any kind who studies or works in a school or with schools located in one of the 33 London Boroughs

Improved the way we live by taking action now to make sustainable ways of life a reality

A student, teacher, school leader or education practitioner of any kind that has demonstrated action “above and beyond” the norm to make sustainable ways of “being” and “doing” school a reality.

Engaged with and inspired others to spark collective action

An individual who has been a “force for change” – someone who has successfully influenced students, teachers, school leaders, educationalists or the wider community to act in order to create greater impact or change.

Involved under-represented groups or less engaged communities in creating their vision and/or taking action

A practitioner who has helped to open up social action opportunities to under-represented school students (for example students from less affluent economic backgrounds, cultural barriers or special educational needs).