Workshops at your school

Need some help getting the message about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling across your school? Our education team are happy to visit your school to deliver assemblies, class workshops or staff talks.

See this years workshops (.pdf)

For workshops and assemblies please email the Education Team. Visits are FREE OF CHARGE and available for all schools in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. We cannot offer visits to schools outside these boroughs.

We are taking bookings for September 2019 onward but please note the Education Team only work during school term times.

education@wrwa.gov.uk

Another Fine Mess
Starting with a story about a fox and his rubbish, children will learn why looking after their waste matters. They will also make their own recycled fox puppet. (45 mins-1 hour)

Michael Recycle
Starts with a story about a green superhero. Children will learn how we all play a part in reducing our waste. They will also make their own superhero using a template and recycled fabric and materials. (1 hour)

Michael Recycle
Starts with a story about a green superhero. Children will learn how we all play a part in reducing our waste. They will also make their own superhero using a template and recycled fabric and materials. (1 hour)

Paper Making
Find out why it is important to recycle paper, how it happens, and have a go at doing it yourself!  We will bring everything apart from the old paper, and each child will have their own piece of recycled paper to take away at the end.  (1 hour)

Might Be Useful
Stan works at the top and hates seeing things go to waste – they might be useful!  Make your own recycled bookmarks from recycled materials. (1 hour)

Paper Making
Find out why it is important to recycle paper, how it happens, and have a go at doing it yourself!  We will bring everything apart from the old paper, and each child will have their own piece of recycled paper to take away at the end.  (1 hour)

Recycle Races
To follow on from an assembly (or including an introduction to the 3Rs), children race in teams to sort their bag of waste into rubbish or recycling.  The team that makes the least mistakes are the recycling champions!  (1 hour)

Plastic Planet  (yr 4-6)
Plastic Planet:  just how big is our problem with plastic? Find out where our plastic waste ends up, how it is affecting our planet and what might happen if we don’t reduce it. (1 hour)

Food Waste Bingo
Where does food come from, how does it get to us and why is it bad for it to end up in the rubbish? Let’s see what we can do about it? (45min-1hr) Suitable for: Years 4/5/6

Paper Making
We explore the impacts of deforestation and the positive difference our actions can make. We then use our ‘paper factory’ kits to work in teams to recycle used classroom paper into new paper! Each pupil will make their own piece of recycled paper to take away.  (1 hour)

Plastic in our Oceans
We follow the story of a plastic bag. From oil drilling to plastic production to its journey across the planet, all the way to our bins at home. We investigate how much of our waste plastic ends up in our seas, the devastating impact it can have on the environment, how we can help protect our oceans and what could happen if we don’t!  (1 hour)

Recycle Races
From resources to recycling, pupils will investigate the impact of their actions. We explore whether our demand for wood, metal, and oil is exploiting natural resources, whether our actions are sustainable and how recycling can help protect our environment. Each class provides their knowledge by competing in a recycling race to find out which team are our waste sorting champions. (1 hour)

You can also visit our recycling centre in Wandsworth and see recycling in action!

Our education team can help – we can visit you to deliver talks, workshops, or practical help for staff and pupils. Some of the things we offer are:

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Assembly

To introduce the ideas of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, getting the children involved with actions and songs (20 minutes)

Plastic Planet Assembly

How much of our waste plastic is ending up in our oceans, what is the impact on sea life and what are people doing to turn this issue around? (20 minutes)

Bin Detectives!

School councils, eco-groups or keen KS2 classes, do you know what’s really going in your bins?  A school waste audit is a fantastic way to find out! Help build enthusiasm for the 3Rs in school, with a full report on what you’re throwing away and an action plan on how to improve. (2-3 hour morning session plus an optional follow up one hour session)

Food Waste Audit

What’s going in your bin at lunchtimes? Get your hands dirty and find out how much food is being wasted and look at ways to reduce this. (Lunchtime session) Suitable for: Years 4/5/6 [small group only]; Eco team