12 Eco Centres, Research, Education, Careers & Volunteering

Human Scale Education

Description

Human Scale Education believes that children’s needs are best met and their potential fully realised in human scale settings. It promotes the re-structuring of large schools into smaller units, also supports the establishment of small alternative schools. It is a membership organisation and sells a range of alternative educational publications. A newsletter is produced three times each year and HSE also maintains a list of alternative schools.

GLOBE Programme

Description

The GLOBE Programme is an international programme for schools, encouraging pupils to measure aspects of their local environment and report their results over the Internet. Data from schools around the world are then available for pupils to use in a wide range of topics, projects and classroom activities. Read more »

Envision London

Description

A groundbreaking educational programme that inspires and enables young people to make a difference in their schools and local communities. Our programmes provide hands-on support for young people in schools and colleges on issues relating to citizenship education, sustainable development and the local community. Read more »

Eco-Schools England

Description

Eco schools is a great way to make sustainable development a part of the life and ethos of your school. Working through an effective citizenship model, Eco-Schools is designed to fit into the curriculum and get everyone in the school community involved in making the school environment better.

Development Education Project (DEP)

Description

An educational charity providing support and information to promote a global perspective in the classroom. DEP provides support and advice on all areas of Development Education through in-service training, curriculum support projects and a Resource Centre, which contains over 2500 educational books and teaching resources. Runs projects to develop teaching practice, improve teacher training and create new resources for classroom activities.

British Council for School Environments

Description

A membership organisation made up of local authorities, schools, construction companies, architects and others involved in, and concerned about, the design and build process in the education sector.

Wynstones School

Description

Steiner school offering a broad-based education for children, from toddlers to aged 11. Offers an alternative to the National Curriculum, informal assessment, small classes, individual attention and a focus on developing all aspects of the child.

Waldorf School of South West London

Description

Steiner school situated in Streatham, South West London. Runs a parent and toddler group for children up to three and a half years, a kindergarten for children between three and a half to six years(mornings only) and a main school for six to 14-year-olds. The school has about 90 pupils.

St Peter’s Nursery School

Description

Based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner offering high quality care for two and a half to five-year-olds. Activities include a wide range of musical, artistic and creative projects designed for individual children’s needs and to encourage different talents. Developing imagination, language and communication skills together with physical abilities is a high priority. Read more »

The Small School

Description

Part of the human scale education movement, with a local focus. Aims to try to impart the understanding that a sustainable future depends on sustainable local communities, and to promote an awareness of global issues. Values practical skills, especially those concerned with a care of the environment.

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