ACE Awards

The ACE awards logo shows simplified green hills with Studley Pike and a wind turbine


Climate Change is the biggest problem that young people will face this century. The generations to come will have to fight pollution and emissions as well as face the consequences wreaked by global warming: like flooding; increasingly extreme weather conditions and the loss of Britain’s landmass due to rising sea levels. They will have to make changes of their own and find new & innovative ways to combat climate change.

And it starts here

The ACE Award (Advocates for the Climate and Environment) is a school accreditation made by Calderdale Youth Council to not only reduce schools’ carbons emission but also to increase their positive effect on our planet.

There are four levels of ACE: bronze, silver, gold & platinum.

To achieve each of these badges, schools must complete several tasks. These range from having no school trips that involve flights, to having a specific student leadership group dedicated to climate change.

ACE was designed to be an accreditation that would need commitment and cooperation from both teachers & students. Furthermore, if the ACE Award proves to be successful in Calderdale it may be expanded to schools across Yorkshire & Humber and beyond. It will always be developing with new resources and events, ACE is designed so the different ideas schools have can be shared with other ACE schools. We’ve partnered with Solar 4 Schools who add and maintain solar panels to schools they’ve also done an analysis of schools solar capacities. To sign up to ACE please fill out the sign up doc, you will then have access to resources and help. Then fill out the application form when you’re ready for your school to be evaluated and hopefully given an ACE Award.

Fill in this form to sign up to be part of the ACE Award scheme

Achieving the Award

To earn an ACE Award (bronze to platinum) schools must complete or have completed a certain number of these tasks.

The ACE Application Form is here.

Downloadable versions of the application form are below – these may be helpful for you to see what’s included in the scheme and prepare.

If you have any queries; you can contact



Last updated 28th October 2021


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