Our 2022 event has been confirmed!Exciting news! Our next conference will be held on: Thursday 23rd June 2022!
Lancashire Schools Sustainability Forum supports the Schools Sustainability Conferences. The Forum is a platform sharing skills, knowledge and experience in promoting education for sustainable development (ESD) in schools and other learning communities in Lancashire including the organisation of annual conferences for primary and secondary school pupils. It encourages environmental education and learning outside the classroom, with an emphasis on real world links to jobs and future career prospects.
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children and nearly 1.5 million teachers across 67 countries- making it the largest educational programme on the planet.
Since 1994 Eco-Schools England has been empowering students to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the same simple Seven Step process, that has been used successfully across the world. Our student-led programme; involves hands-on, real-world learning, motivating the whole school and the wider community to take part in exciting environmental projects based on our nine Eco-Schools topics.
Register today to join the 52,000 Eco-Schools across the globe working together to create a happier and healthier future.
The Eco-Group shares its knowledge of education for sustainability and good practice with local and national schools. It enjoys a plethora of benefits linked to promoting Sustainability initiatives within its school community and the wider community. It works in partnership with the Lancashire Schools Sustainability Forum.
Not only do students fully participate in all learning activities on offer at the conference and have in the past delivered peer to peer workshops, but many help to set up the venue and support the Conference Facilitator run the programme which aims to ensure teachers and pupils experience a varied range of activities and ideas in just one day. This year senior students will take on the role of Conference Stewards. They will engage with their given group of primary school children (supporting their learning, ensuring inclusion, participation and a sense of well-being). The Eco-Group will showcase some of its projects in the Marketplace.
Over the years, we’ve had a number of students attend the conferences. Here's what they had to say...
I took charge of a group of younger children acting as a group leader. We had a good time exploring the marketplace activities. I enjoyed meeting Ellie and Amy and learning about Kids Against Plastic.JorjaYear 8 Student
I spent a lot of time learning about rivers and canals and the living things that live there.HenryYear 6 Student
The Conference was awesome. Unique in every way.EvelynYear 7 Student
The Eco Conference really opened my eyes to all the plastic bottles we through away every day.AmyYear 7 Student