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Lincolnshire’s Sustainable Schools

A sustainable school aims to prepare students for a lifetime of sustainable living, through their teaching, their fabric and through the example of their day to day practices.

A school built on the core principles of sustainable development will encourage students to:

  • Care for oneself - our health and wellbeing
  • Care for each other - across cultures, distances and generations
  • Care for the environment - near and far

Lincolnshire County Council and CfBT are committed to supporting schools to be as sustainable as possible. LCC are proud to offer a bespoke programme that helps schools to become sustainable, through the Schools Collaboration of Resource Efficiency project - or SCoRE for short. We understand that sustainability issues may not always be at the forefront of the school community, so we are on hand to deliver an easily accessible programme that will help your school tackle sustainability quickly and efficiently, while helping to save money.

What is SCoRE and how do I get my school involved?

The SCoRE programme was established in 2013 by LCC and the Carbon Trust to help all schools become more sustainable. It is a bespoke, paid-for programme developed for upper KS2 and lower KS3, with students taking a lead on energy issues within their school and looking into ways to overcome these. Registered schools have reported average energy consumption savings of around 10 - 15%, simply by making a few small behavioural changes. There are many additional benefits, such as:

  • access to funding streaming
  • personalised advice and guidance
  • links to the curriculum and the opportunity to practically apply STEM subjects
  • access to bespoke lesson plans (from KS1 to KS3), that can be delivered by your school staff or by a SCoRE Officer
  • reported to help students to develop personal skills and values
  • regular updates and recognition for all the hard work put in by the school
  • Any work carried out in school on the SCoRE project can also be used as evidence for an Eco School award, in particular the Green Flag award.

SCoRE is open to all schools in Lincolnshire and should take just a term to complete. A SCoRE Officer will visit your school a minimum of three times over that period and work with a selected group of students called the Lincolnshire Carbon Ambassadors (LCAs). They will also help your school to develop an action plan and an action week, where you can put into practice everything that you have learnt and measure how successful your actions are. For primary and SEND schools the programme is £200 and for secondary schools it is £400, a cost which we believe your school will easily make back in energy savings.

If you would like to register your interest then just email score@lincolnshire.gov.uk any time, quoting your name, school, job title and contact details, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

What else can my school do?

If you think that the SCoRE programme isn’t suitable for your school at the present moment in time, but feel that it would benefit from a more relaxed approach, then please check out our Sustainability Audit below. It was developed for us by Inspiring Outdoors and will help you identify areas that you can start working on in your own pace. Or if you would like to have a chat to any of the Sustainability Team about any sustainability/energy issues in your school or to investigate possible sources of funding then please do not hesitate to contact us at sustainability@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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  • The Pod

    The Pod is an interactive website for teachers and eco-coordinators that provide high quality cross curricular teaching.

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Last updated: 15 September 2017

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