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Recycling workshops for schools and groups

Keystage 1 (and under)

Learn about composting with Wigglebert the Worm

This fun and interactive workshop teaches younger students about home (or school) composting focusing on what can and can't be composted.

What happens to your rubbish?

We can talk to the group and demonstrate what happens to their rubbish and ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle. This can be tailored to your group, whether at nursery or primary school.

Keystage 2

Waste audit

Do you know how much rubbish your school throws away, which class doesn't recycle their paper, and whether the teachers compost their tea bags? 

A waste audit will answer all of these questions and more, and provide you with a benchmark to improve on. 

You will need to collect the school's rubbish from the previous day and have the time (approximately half a day) to spend sorting through it. 

The recycling team can run this workshop for you or you can download the resources and run it yourself. 

Waste audit lesson plan and recording sheet

Compost in a bottle

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a compost bin?

By creating a mini compost bin in a bottle, the group can watch the composting process as it happens. A lesson plan is available but our recycling team can run this workshop for you and talk to the group about composting as a way to recycle.

Compost in a bottle instructions

Keystages 2 and 3

Greener living trailer

We have teamed up with the Eco-Active team to include resources and inter-active activities focusing on:

  • waste and recycling
  • biodiversity
  • energy
  • sustainable transport
  • water

Why not start the day with a greener living assembly? We can introduce ourselves and then run workshops from the trailer for each class. We need about 45 minutes for each workshop and can tailor the content to fit in with your lessons and activities. The greener living trailer would be a fantastic addition to an eco-themed week. We require a minimum of a full day of activities with several classes involved.

We would like your school to think of an aim (or a list of actions) before we visit, for example:

  • recycling more paper
  • switching lights and computers off
  • thinking of more sustainable ways to come to and from school

We can use the trailer as a platform to introduce States of Jersey consultations. One example of this was the sustainable transport consultation in October to December 2009. We are keen to involve secondary school students in local consultations and are happy to discuss any opportunities with you.

All keystages

We can design workshops and assemblies to meet your requirements so contact the recycling team to discuss the options.

We also provide site visits to support your lessons and complement our workshops.

School visits and tours of recycling facilities 

Lesson resources about recycling

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