FAQs - ECO2 Smart Schools Climate Conference

Is there a cost to take part in the ECO₂ Smart Schools Climate Conference?
Schools that are part of the Energy Management SLA with Durham County Council do not have to pay to take part.

My school is not in Durham County Council’s Energy Management SLA, but would like to take part.
We would love for you to take part! Email info@oasesnortheast.org.uk and we will chat about your options and the associated costs.

When will the virtual event take place?
The virtual event is scheduled for the Autumn term, date tbc.

Will my pupils have to do anything to prepare before the virtual event?
Yes, pupils will be given an education pack which they will need to work through before the event. The pack will include information on climate change, COP26 and prepare them for their part in the virtual event.

If we already have links with a school overseas, what do we have to do?
If your school has a link with another school overseas, let us know by replying to this email or contacting info@oasesnortheast.org.uk.

What age do my pupils have to be to take part?
It is recommended for Year 5 and older. Whilst there will be resources available for KS1 and lower KS2 classes, they will not be able to take part in the virtual event as it is aimed at older pupils.

Can my class, form, eco group or school council take part?
Yes! Any group of enthusiastic children can take part, whether it be a class, form group, eco group or school council. To attend the virtual event, it is recommended that pupils are Year 5 and older.

When is the deadline for signing up?
You will need to have let us know by replying to this email or emailing info@oasesnortheast.org.uk by the 4th March 2021 to guarantee a place. Expressions of interest after this time will be looked at on a case by case basis.

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