Being an Ambassador Eco-School is recognition that you are an inspirational flagship Eco-School, with exceptional levels of pupil leadership and whole school support which ensures sustainability is embedded in the school ethos. As an Ambassador Eco-School you will have successfully delivered a change in the culture of the school and will be able to demonstrate successful pupil and community interaction.
The role is undertaken by outstanding Green Flag schools for three years. An Ambassador Eco-School will still be expected to renew their Green Flag every two years as normal.
These are the criteria that an Ambassador Eco-School will have covered:
These are areas that it would be beneficial for Ambassador Eco-Schools to have covered:
As well as continuing as an excellent Green Flag school an Ambassador Eco-School will be held up as an example of good practice in the Eco-Schools programme. The school would be promoted as an example of good practice on our website, social media, at training and events. If possible (subject to the school’s availability) it would be ideal to have Ambassador Eco-Schools at events such as Cluster Group meetings, project celebrations and larger events such as the Eco-Schools 20th Anniversary Celebration. At these events Ambassador Eco-Schools may be asked to present or share ideas with other Eco-Schools.
Ambassador Eco-Schools will work with other non-Green Flag Eco-Schools to help them along the in Eco-Schools programme, in a mentoring role, with help, advice and sharing of useful hints and tips.
Ambassador Eco-Schools will create a report on their time as an Ambassador in the form of a case study, photographic or video dairy which can be shared with other schools through the Eco-Schools website.
An Ambassador Eco-School will continue to support other Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful initiatives and campaigns where possible and appropriate.
The Ambassador Eco-School will receive a certificate plaque to display in the school promoting its position as an example of excellence. An Eco-Schools project officer will be available to guide and assist you with your Ambassador Eco-School role.
If you believe you are eligible to be an Ambassador Eco-School and would like to be considered or if you would like more information about the process please contact Charlene McKeown on 028 9073 6920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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