A practical activity which explores the meaning behind giving gifts – and gets pupils making chocolate lollipops with ethical packaging. This lesson enables pupils to consider what makes something a thoughtful gift to give to someone that is close to them, begin to think about where our gifts and gift wrapping come from and discuss more ethical options and create their own gift wrapping by re-using materials that might have been thrown away.
An English lesson where pupils will compare linear and circular economies, particularly in relation to single-use plastic, pollution and climate change. They will then write and deliver a speech aimed at encouraging businesses and local councils to move towards circular economies and build in systems such as a Deposit Return Scheme to capture plastic waste.
Sustainable Shaun is a free online game with no need to install or download anything and with no charges! Your class can help Shaun the Sheep build a new eco-friendly place to live for the stray animals of the Big City, making sure to keep them all happy by building new creations.
If you’re looking for a fun, practical and sustainable activity for your class or eco-team, then this brilliant resource idea from REAP Scotland is the one for you! Turn old plastic into something fantastic: a brand new greenhouse.
Do you want to get your pupils interested in reuse and recycling? Then look no further than this fantastic lesson idea, in which children can create unique ‘junk sculptures’ according to a specific design brief!