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It's been a great first year!

16/07/2012 by Green Schools

As summer term draws to a close, it's time to take a look back at what's been a fun-filled first year for Green Schools Revolution, with thousands of schools across the UK getting creative in their classrooms, getting out and about on exciting green trips, digging, planting, discovering, thinking, and celebrating!

There have been many highlights to the year and here are just a few:

  • Green Schools Revolution launched in September 2011 with TV presenter and Farmer Jimmy Doherty working with children in the vegetable garden at Ashley Primary School in Walton on Thames
  • November 2011 saw over 7000 students go on the UKs biggest ever school trip. 11 science and discovery centres including the Eden Project, MOSI, and Kew Gardens hosted fun and educational days out for many local schools. Hands-on workshops introduced them to Green Schools Revolution and various aspects of sustainability that they could apply to their own lives – everyone had fun and learnt lots!
  • In March 2012, Green Schools Revolution Week brought communities together and let schools showcase all their great green work. Green Schools Revolution Week is a firm date in our calendar going forward so look out for events taking place in schools next year. Everyone who took part can be proud of their school and we know next year will be greener than ever!
  • Following Green Schools Revolution Week, lots of schools entered our competition to tell us how they've been putting Green Schools Revolution into action and you can read more about the lucky winners below • June 2012 saw the launch of our new theme of Biodiversity with a lovely set of resources called Habitat Heroes in Schools. The IWB Habitat Heroes game has been a hit with lots of primary children, and the downloadable posters have brightened up many classroom walls and corridors around the UK with facts and handy tips for sharing our environment with our creepy crawly neighbours
  • Three lucky schools won a chance to visit us at our new NOMA head office in Manchester to see how our green principles have been put into practice – we're looking forward to welcoming them soon!

A huge thank you to everyone for making the first year of Green Schools Revolution such a success and we'll be back in September with lots more resources, activities and much, much more.