Environmental Education

Environmental Education is a vital part of Peterborough’s ambition to become the UK’s Environment Capital. Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) runs a number of projects in local schools to support the delivery of environmental education, and to help schools reduce their carbon footprint.

PECT act as a single point of contact for schools and other local environmental education providers in Peterborough to facilitate a coordinated approach to eco education in Peterborough.

Information about resources, events, competitions and teacher training is collated and circulated to schools via the termly newsletter Green Schools News.

Regular twilight meetings are held on specific themes and also general eco  forums to allow schools and organisations to share best practise.

Direct support is provided to individual schools to support them to increase and embed the amount of environmental activities taking place in school.  This takes the form of in school visits and email support. There is also a small library of resources which schools can borrow for free.

Finally, the successes of Peterborough Schools are celebrated at the annual Peterborough Eco Education Awards (PPEA), which were first held in 2009. This is an all day event where over 20 schools from across the city, and including all phases of education, share their eco projects, take part in fun eco activities and are presented with awards to recognise their achievements.

PECT also run a number of long term environmental education projects to support schools to go green.

To find out more about how PECT could support your school please contact Jill Foster, 01733 866440 or email jill.foster@pect.org.uk. Click here for more information about the Peterborough Eco Framework.

Click here for details about the Peterborough Education Network.