7 steps

1. Form an Eco-Committee
2. Carry out a Sustainable Development Audit
3. Create an Action Plan
4. Monitor and Evaluate
5. Links to the Curriculum
6. Inform and Involve
7. Create an Eco-Code

4. Monitor and Evaluate

The school monitors and evaluates its progress throughout the project to develop the chosen theme.


What is monitoring and evaluation?

The monitoring and evaluation stage aims to support the implementation of your project, allows you to assess your progress and helps determine whether the actions taken are in line with the targets set in the Action Plan. It is essential to any continuous improvement process.


How to monitor?

During the monitoring stage, the school systematically collects and analyses information about the project as it progresses. Throughout the project cycle, the school surveys for example the amount of litter found in the school grounds, records the number of insect species present in the garden, and measures the water consumption. If there are fewer and fewer insects recorded over time, or if there is an increase in water consumption, the Eco-Committee will be able to take the necessary corrective measures. If, on the other hand, school grounds are free from litter, the Eco-Committee will know that it is on the right track and will be able to benefit the most from the progress made!


Primary level: Mathematics: Count how many of a certain fruit or vegetable have grown in the school garden since the beginning of the Eco-Schools project


Middle level: English: Put in place a journal with a different pupil in charge of writing down observations about the surrounding flora each week


Secondary level: IT: English: Write a short essay about changes in water usage in your school since the beginning of the project