You can read comments about the outcomes of the sustainable schools conference in Bristol on the SSA website. These are from headteacher Neil Jones, who’s a member of the SSA management board, and a SEEd Trustee. Neil blogs here.
The National Sustainable Schools Conference was held at Bristol University Students Union on July 2nd.
This year the conference aimed to bring together educators and thought leaders from the formal and non-formal sectors to share best practice in developing more sustainable schools and in Education for Sustainability curriculums. In addition invitations were sent to students from primary and secondary schools, to share their experiences.
This was the first year that the conference was organised through a partnership between SEEd, the Sustainable Schools Alliance and Bristol University. The conference was cancelled last year due to lack of interest so therefore it was a delight to welcome over 170 delegates. Proof that partnerships work and that interest in sustainability in schools is strong. As a City, Bristol is the European Green Capital for 2015 and already has an impressive track record in issues of Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Furthermore, the University itself emphasises these issues and within this context the conference was able to build strong foundations and attract excellent speakers and larger numbers of delegates.