Is that really rubbish?

This unit focuses on items of rubbish commonly found in the children’s homes. They are asked to consider the question “Is that really rubbish?” before exploring whether the items could be used again, placed in a recycling bin, or fed to the worms in the compost/worm farm. The classroom becomes a place of waste minimisation in action with students playing with simple toys made from reused materials, as well as seeing a real worm farm full of wriggly worms. The programme is taught over two lessons by a specialist educator. 


The Litterless Lunchbox 

Students are introduced to the concept of ‘litter’(things we don’t want anymore) and explore their lunchboxes to discover what litter hides within.After examining the connection between the litterin their lunchboxes and the litter evident in the environment, the students embark on a litter huntin the school grounds. Armed with their new knowledge it’s now time for the students to explore some simple alternatives to the litter-filled lunchbox. The end goal being the creation of a litterless lunch menu they can share with their caregivers, and a reduction in school litter The programme is taught over two lessons by a specialist educator. 


All units are supported by workbooks / worksheets, interactive games and activities, DVD’s, relevant photos and website references