What a load of rubbish!
With World Environment Day and World Oceans Day just passed, but with International Picnic day approaching, this week’s focus is on teaching creatively about humans affect the environment but also using recycling to help. Recycling is a continued hot topic especially given the recent focus on ocean plastics. So here we’ve recycled an assortment of reusable lesson and activity ideas to creatively engage your students in projects across a variety of subjects to save the environment and reduce your workload over the coming weeks.
- Persuasive writing – how can we get persuade/advise/argue for recycling? (Starting point)
- Citizenship lessons from Recycle Now
- 11 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Lesson Ideas for Every Subject
- Get students to bring in non-recyclables (or recyclables so they learn what to collect) and challenge students to be creative and upcycle the old materials into new things.
- Art and Design teachers have the opportunity to challenge students in any way they deem fit with lots of artists now turning plastic waste into sculptures and some working with children.
- Using ‘rubbish’ to create models to explore concepts such as:
- Why not suggest your school works toward the Eco-Schools award?
- The Pod (run by eDF energy) has a great selection of free campaigns and activities that can be run by a school club with little teacher planning required. They also help count toward Eco-School accreditation.
- Useful sites:
If you end up using any of the lessons above please let us know so we can showcase your work 😊
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