Welcome to the PupilZone
Believe it or not, Eco-Schools is designed for you - the pupils - not the teachers.
Being an Eco-School rewards your school for working hard on environmental topics to make the world a better place.
Read on to find out more about how to take part and use the menu on the right to help you get the most out of your eco work and have fun at the same time!
1. Register your school
It's easy to register your school on the Eco-Schools programme - just complete our online registration form.
We'll send you an Eco-Schools Scotland Registration Certificate to let everyone know that you're taking part, and a copy of our online Guide.
Not sure if your school is already registered? Please check our list of registered schools to make sure before you fill in the registration form.
2. Set up the Seven Elements
The Eco-Schools programme consists of seven elements.
These seven elements are designed to provide an easy-to-follow structure to help you get the most out of your eco work. Following the seven elements is very important if you want to go for an Eco-Schools Award. Have a look at the awards page to find out more about this.
3. Choose from the Ten Topics
Scottish schools can choose from Ten Topics for their Eco-Schools work.
Although you have to cover all nine of these topics in your initial Environmental Review, it's up to you to then decide which of the topics you'll focus on.
Please note that the Litter topic has to be covered by all schools. No exceptions!
4. Apply for an Award
Once you've successfully got the seven elements up and running in your school, you can apply for one of the three Eco-Schools award levels: Bronze, Silver or Green Flag.
The awards criteria page provides full details of what a school has to do for each award level.
Remember that you don't have to work through all three levels. If you think your school is ready to go straight for the Green Flag, go for it!