This essay approves that eco-schools present with major advantages to the environment and to the overall sustainable development of the world. These schools improve student and adult lines of communication; it also unites the school under a common cause. These schools also develop and increase the students’ sense of responsibility – allowing the views of others, which are valued, to thrive. These schools also improve the behaviour and demeanour of students – helping them develop a sense of belongingness and pride in their school and their community. They provide opportunities for the use of real local issues in the delivery of cross-cultural themes, integrating more purpose to studies, improving pupil engagement and participation in lessons, as well as helping them in comprehending the different issues involved with each other. These are the various advantages of eco-schools. These schools however, may also have several disadvantages.
This report makes a conclusion that eco-schools are a part of an international programme which aims to ensure that children and learners are taught, from a very early age, the importance of preserving the environment. It helps incorporate sustainable means of learning and later of applying such information into their personal lives. It is a beneficial programme because it helps ensure that the future generations would still get to enjoy our resources. There is a need to improve the implementation of this programme in the school curriculum in order to ensure its effectiveness and improve its impact. ...Show more