Eco Schools Support

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Providing support to develop learning opportunities about sustainable living

We provide support for all schools in Derbyshire, whether they are formal Eco Schools or not, to develop learning opportunities about sustainable living.

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Key Stage One Eco Day

This is the current offer for KS1 Eco Day workshops provided by either Anne Welch. We request that schools include some waste workshops during the day as these are our main focus. We lead some workshops. Other workshops are led by school staff using our resources and session plans, to minimise preparation needed by school staff.
Workshops are offered free of charge to Derbyshire schools. We provide most resources but schools may be asked to provide some consumables such as paper, scissors, glue.
Some schools choose to have a class or year group working on these topics, others take the whole school off normal timetable and offer a wide variety of workshops throughout the day. Assemblies can also be added to the workshops.

We could lead these workshops:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle which includes the story of ‘Grumpy the Hedgehog goes to the park’. Powerpoint story about how waste and litter impact the environment and wildlife. What key items can be recycled in the pupils home area. What materials key items are made from and what they can be made into. Looking at reused and recycled items.
Compost Champions. Practical Composting workshop looking at what should go in the compost bin and what should be left out. Learn to make excellent compost. Reinforce the learning with the dressing up compost game which both adults and children love.
We can provide a workshop plan for this workshop for teachers to lead, but ask schools to provide consumables
Re-use Craft – Hedgehog. Making a small hedgehog (on a paper plate) that can become part of a display. Some schools choose to add speech bubbles to remind others why its important to look after the world around us, eg ‘put your litter in the bin’ ‘recycle your paper’ etc

We can provide workshop plans and bring resources for teachers to lead these:
Scavenger Hunt, Art Challenge. Exploring the school grounds to find items, tell stories or make a work of art using natural materials.
Biodiversity Survey. Using ID sheets to see what plants, insects, birds and other creatures are around the school grounds.

Please request a sample timetable designed specially for your school.
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