Green Tree Schools Award
Join more than 12,000 schools taking action to help the environment.
Our Green Tree Schools Award encourages outdoor learning and inspires pupils about trees, woods and wildlife.
Through our award, your school can take part in fun, practical projects while helping the environment and improving your grounds. It’s completely free and we provide resources and support to help you get the most out of it.
How the award works
Schools are rewarded for doing environmental projects such as tree planting, reducing CO2 emissions and visiting woods. You collect points for each activity you complete, progressing through bronze, silver and gold levels up to the prestigious platinum award.
You can use our award to support lessons in class. The projects are ideal for gardening and eco clubs too, as well as Forest School. It can also contribute to other award schemes such as Eco-Schools.
Earn points towards your award by completing activities.
You can download certificates for your pupils when you reach each level. When you achieve gold your school will receive a wooden plaque to display in your school. This is upgraded when you reach the final platinum level.
- 5 points = bronze
- 10 points = silver
- 15 points = gold
- 30 points = platinum (special platinum projects are unlocked once your school reaches gold)
I would definitely recommend the Green Tree Schools Award to other schools. It's a fantastic way of getting the children to learn about the environment, how it impacts wildlife and what we can do to help.
Plant trees with your school
Inspire students with a fun, hands-on project that helps the planet.
The Man Who Planted Trees assembly
Show your pupils how one person's actions can make a big difference.
Visit a wood with your school
Take your pupils on a real adventure and explore the most exciting outdoor classroom of all.
Share your woodland words and images
Use a woodland visit to inspire art, photography and creative writing.
Explore different viewpoints
Look at the natural world from different perspectives.
Have a tree party
Celebrate trees and woods with an outdoor party or picnic.
Create a tree champion
Invent a character who will be a proud voice for woods and trees.
Try tree dressing
Celebrate a special tree with decorations made by your pupils.
Get inspired by William Shakespeare
Discover the trees and plants in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Complete our school survey
Teacher feedback helps us improve our resources and projects for schools, so tell us what you think.
If you're having trouble logging in, need to change your school's details, or need a bit of help with the award challenges please get in touch with our friendly learning team.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to our partner
The Woodland Trust Green Tree Schools Award is generously supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery, helping us engage with schools across the UK.