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Sustainable Schools Newsletter: St Albans City and District: January 2013

January 2013 Issue No. 10

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This issue includes:
  • St Albans City & District Council support new Green Leaders Programme
  • Green Leaders contribute to the St Albans and Harpenden Student Voice Conference on Sustainability
  • News from our Ambassadors
  • What makes a good assembly?
  • Wiki Reminder

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St Albans City & District Council support new Green Leaders Programme

In November, we hosted the first Green Leaders Training Event in St Albans Council Chamber. This was attended by teams of Sixth Form students from 8 of the secondary schools in St Albans and Harpenden.

The aim of Green Leaders is to train a pool of Sixth Form students that can organise and deliver assemblies to schools in St Albans and District on sustainability themes. At the training event the Green Leaders reflected on what makes a good assembly, considered ideas for the kinds of activities they could do in an assembly and had a go at planning and delivering an assembly on a sustainability theme.

Each secondary school has now been matched up to 2 or 3 other schools where they will deliver an assembly during this school year. The team of Green Leaders from Beaumont School has already delivered one of their assemblies in Maple Primary School. See page 4 for more information.

 

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency SchemeThe Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is a new mandatory carbon emissions trading scheme, which started in April 2010 that aims to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

The CRC will have financial and legal implications for local authorities and most schools in the UK.

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Free Secondary Learning Programme: Make the Link Climate Exchange

Make the Link Climate ExchangeThe Citizenship Foundation and Plan UK are launching a new programme in September 2010 – Make the Link Climate exChange - placing UK secondary schools in the centre of the Climate Change debate through learning, dialogue and action.

They are looking for schools who want free teacher resources on climate change aligned with KS3 & KS4 curricula in Geography, Citizenship, ICT, Languages and Media Studies. Young people will be able to connect through an interactive website with African and European countries to encourage debate and learning about the direct impact of climate change. They will also be trained in leading their own campaigns.

Join the programme now by contacting the Climate Change Education Officer:
Veronica Persson
Email: veronica.persson@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk
Tel: 020 7566 4151