Nine schools from Globeducate in Spain have joined the Eco-Schools programme and marked this significant step by welcoming the President of the Eco-Schools Programme in Spain to Agora International School Madrid to talk to students and teachers.
The Eco-Schools programme, a global project developed by the Asociación de Educación Ambiental (the Association for Environmental Education or ADEAC) and the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), was designed to promote sustainability in education. The programme rewards Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools that have focused on developing a clearly defined environmental strategy with “Green Flag” status.
José Ramón Sánchez Moro, ADEAC’s President, congratulated the students for the environmental work already in progress at Agora International School Madrid, and assured them of the importance of their commitment to this project. Gerard O’Donnell, Agora International School Madrid’s Headteacher, emphasised his support for the programme indicating that “if future generations are to have a different future, right now we must do things differently”, adding that one of Globeducate’s overall goals is to ensure that all of their Spanish Schools, and ultimately all 51 schools belonging to the Globeducate group, become active participants in the Eco-Schools programme.
There are currently 566 schools in Spain already taking part in the Eco-Schools programme, and more than 50,000 in the world. To participate in the program, each school must follow a seven-step methodology that includes the creation of an Environmental Committee, designing an Environmental Action Plan and to develop a Code of Conduct, among others, all related to the school curriculum.