How Schools Can Help to Make Staffordshire Sustainable

Whether you’re a parent, teacher or pupil connected to a school in Staffordshire, we can all do our bit to help make Staffordshire sustainable.

We have some handy resources and a free app from EarthCubs to help children aged 3 to 7 learn all about protecting the environment plus, some top tips on how to make your school greener and environmentally friendly.

1. Download the EarthCubs app and use their handy resources aimed at children aged 3 to 7.

EarthCubs is an organisation who are on a mission to teach children about sustainability and how they can look after the environment. They offer a free to download app filled with activities and free download resources for both the classroom and home:

  • Healthy Living Pack (4.7 MB)- Learn about keeping healthy and complete some fun activities!
  • Clean Air Dirty Air (3.8 MB)- Learn about the causes, effects, and solutions of air pollution.


2. Grow your own

Growing and harvesting your own fruit and vegetables is both rewarding and educational. You could dedicate a patch of the school grounds for growing different types of food and teach pupils about the importance of where our food comes from.  Click here to read the Royal Horticultural Societies top tips for setting up a vegetable garden at school.

3. Plastic waste assembly

Why not host an assembly to show all the single use plastic that households use in just one week? Encourage pupils to collect and bring in all the single-use plastic their family uses in a single week to raise awareness on the issue of plastic pollution and suggest other alternatives.  

4. School uniform swap-shop

Children grow so fast, sometimes so fast that they only wear parts of their school uniform a few times if not at all! Your school could hold a monthly uniform swap-shop where parents can bring along items that are no longer suitable for other parents to have.

5. Start a walk to school bus

To help to cut down on emissions from cars and promote daily exercise you could set up a ‘walk to school bus’ with the help of parent volunteers to walk children to school instead being driven. Click here to find out some helpful information to start your own.

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