This publication sets out the educational and social benefits to young people of learning in a sustainable school. It is written for leadership teams in primary and secondary schools and other educational settings across England. Under five themes, it sets out 15 top tips based on the impact of sustainable schools and education for sustainable development on school improvement and young people’s well-being as defined by Every Child Matters outcomes.
Building on the positive impacts of contact with nature for children, research has also been carried out into whether or not this contact is beneficial to the environment. Studies have shown that, as well as enhancing young people’s resilience to changes in their environment, outdoor learning also develops their environmental responsibility