Sussex Green Living offer a wide range of educational sessions from school assemblies and classroom sessions to full day roadshow events. We have a carousel of environmental topics that we can cover and we tailor them for any age group from Early Years to Sixth Form.

Our environmental education programme promotes Education for Sustainable Development, STEAM and Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13 Climate Action, Goal 14 Life Below Water and Goal 15 Life on Land. Curriculum links – global citizenship, geography, English, science and life skills.

Assemblies and Classroom Sessions

Inspirational assemblies, classroom lessons and workshops prepared and delivered by Carrie Cort and the Sussex Green Living education team.

We offer 10, 20 or 30 minutes assemblies and our classroom sessions are usually an hour. We also run workshops for eco councils to create action plans for making your school greener.

Our primary aged sessions are fun and interactive to engage pupils and inspire them to take action. Our secondary and college aged sessions go into more depth on key topics in order to spark debate and interest.

School Events and Roadshows

Half day and day school visits can take the form of a roadshow that the whole school can participate in. Schools choose from a carousel of topics and we attend with one or more of our Environmental Educators to engage, inspire and educate.

We have a choice between our mobile float and woodland theatre lorry that have informative displays, practical demonstrations, interactive performances (music, dance, drama and art) and activities.

At the end of the event the students and teachers write an action plan or pledge for changes they plan to make in school or at home.

We have a programme of events suitable for early years and primary schools, and a separate programme for secondary and sixth form.

Themes and Topics

Programmes are adapted to suit each school and will be led by one of our environmental educators. Most of our themes and topics can be adapted to suit primary or secondary students.

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Plastic free oceans
  • Repair don’t replace
  • Energy forever
  • Grow your own
  • Wilder world: Rewilding and nature-based solutions
  • Biodiversity: soil health
  • Love your clothes 
  • Biomimicry (Secondary schools/colleges only)
  • Circular economy (Secondary schools/colleges only)
  • Increasing biodiversity in school and community (Secondary schools/colleges only)

Outdoor Education

We strongly believe to solve the climate and ecological crisis it is essential people of all ages love and appreciate the planet and natural world. Those learning outdoors develop their creativity, problem-solving, independence, confidence and more. Playing in natural spaces supports a child’s sense of self, allowing children to recognise their independence alongside an interdependence and connectedness with their ecological worlds.

Many of our education activities take place outdoors to allow students to connect with nature. We also organise ad hoc outdoor education events and workshops.

See a wonderful gallery of happy young people who attended our solar, windturbine and woodworking workshops here.


We have many resources that are suitable for use in your classrooms that accompany our education programmes. In addition, we have created a list of organisations and websites that have brilliant environmental education resources, many totally free, for primary and secondary schools.

We also have selected our favourite books, films, documentaries and podcasts to further educate and inspire you and your students.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela
Former President Of South Africa

Next Steps

We work in partnership with schools to support and offer the best in environmental education. Our programmes offer solutions as well as highlighting the causes, allowing students and schools to take steps on the sustainability journey.

Make a Difference

Check out our action plans to improve the sustainability of your school and for pupils to try at home.

School Recycling

Schools are a perfect location for single-use plastic recycling and a great way to raise awareness of waste and recycling in school.

School Visits

Find our more about our education programmes and what Sussex Green Living can offer for your school.

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What the Students and Teachers Say…

I wanted to say a huge thank you for bringing the Bright New Future Roadshow to our School and for the fabulous work you all put in to each workshop. You are an amazing group of human beings!

The staff have been saying to me how much they enjoyed it and how the pupils have been feeding back to them about ideas and information they found out from you. One year 3 pupil said it was ‘the best day at school. Ever!’  We will have to work harder now!

A huge thank you for bringing your roadshow to Bolnore Primary School. The Year 2 children had the most inspiring, educational and fun day learning about the looking after the environment. The children have continued to say “can we do this again tomorrow?” which is the biggest compliment!

The day was full of engaging activities. They enjoyed learning about food chains and seeing the many items from the woodland you brought with you. We loved the carousel of activities such as learning about eco houses and gardens. This day was incredibly memorable and we loved it outside!

Carrie’s enthusiasm for all things ecological was really inspiring. At our visit, she engaged children from different age groups – from 9 years old to 14 and taught us about the plague of plastics, environmental pollution and the importance of our oceans.

We were taught about the impact that we, as human beings, have on the planet, but also about the differences that we can make on an individual level. She also described the ways to reduce our impact on the environment, from recycling to buying sustainably to reusing.

Carrie Cort has run two morning workshops for Yr 3 and Yr 4 and one morning for Yr 5 and Yr 6, the workshop themes were ‘Dreaming of a Healthy Planet’, ‘The Future We Want’ and ‘Green Inventors’. The workshops have really made the children reflect on the impact modern life has on the environment and the need to change behaviour to protect their future.

They produced work, including a letter to their M.P., which gave them a chance to voice their concerns.