The way school buildings are designed, constructed and managed affects their ability to ‘teach’ pupils about sustainable living. For example, decisions over materials and equipment provide opportunities to highlight sustainable practices, while the inclusion of food growing, biodiversity conservation and natural play in grounds increases their learning value.
We would like all schools – old and new – to manage and, where possible, design their buildings in ways that visibly demonstrate sustainable development to everyone who uses the school. Through their grounds, we would like schools to bring pupils closer to the natural world, capture their imaginations in outdoor play, and help them learn about sustainable living.
Step One: Plant the seeds in sand. Step two: Separate the crop to a hidroponic media. Step 3: Harvest and sell the produce.