A science lesson where pupils will discover what plastic is, why it was created and how it is made. They will then conduct a scientific enquiry into single-use plastic products, identifying their properties, uses and environmental implications.
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.
An English lesson where pupils will debate the theoretical motion that the concept of Plastic Free Schools should be disregarded until 2042. This will help pupils to recognise the importance of seeing issues from different stakeholder points of view whilst finding out more about the impact of single-use plastics.
A lesson inspired by Turkana in Kenya where for two out of three people do not have access to clean drinking water. Ditch the Dirt is part of the Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) project aiming to engage pupils, especially girls in STEM subjects.
Stop the spread is a STEM challenge which enables pupils aged 7-14 to research the problem then use their STEM and communication skills to design a hand washing devise and education materials for a primary school in Kenya