Schools are a great place to harness young people's enthusiasm for having a positive impact on the environment. If you're a pupil, parent, guardian or teacher, check out our Eco-Schools NI website with information on projects or check out quick access resources below. You can also add your Plastic Promise and motivate others to do the same.
Looking for more inspiration? Read up on case studies from the 90+ schools that have already made a Plastic Promise ...
Willowbridge School, Enniskillen - Willowbridge is Tackling Plastic!
St.Colm's High School, Draperstown - St.Colm's is Tackling Plastic!
St. Patrick's PS, The Loup - St. Patrick's is Tackling Plastic!
This free resource asks senior leaders in schools to swap items such as plastic bags, straws, bottles and food packaging out in favour of sustainable alternatives.
Follow five practical steps so that your schools can cut down on the amount of plastic that is used inside and outside of the classroom, helping to create a cleaner, greener environment.
Marine topic: asks schools to look at all aspects of our diverse marine environment: what lives in our seas, why it is important to us, what threats is it under and how can we help protect it?
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - football template: use this to encourage students to think about the SDGs that link to plastic, issues and the potential solutions. Ask students to add drawings or words in the blank hexagons to show connections and learnings.