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Ready to get your students engaged and excited about Science, Geography, Citizenship, STEM and Eco Schools Awards? Our hands-on eco workshops have been designed specifically for UK schools to enhance understanding of the curriculum through active learning!

Green Up Your Act brings environmental issues to life through stimulating discussions, engaging presentations and creative workshops for both primary and secondary education.

Over the past ten years we have worked with hundreds of different schools and colleges across the UK. We are passionate about all things sustainable: recycling, up-cycling, global/local biodiversity, endangered species & their habitats and the growing of seasonal food.

As our feedback demonstrates, our services have proven to be ecologically progressive, educational and fun. We are happy to tailor our programmes to your specific educational requirements and everything we make or grow can be taken home to enjoy. Get in touch today to find out what we can offer your school!

Current popular workshops include:

Up-cycled Notebook Workhop

With the aid of an interactive presentation we visit an award winning building called ‘Earthship’ which is powered by renewable energy and is built from recycled materials.

After exploring the concepts involved, we examine a range of up-cycled objects and finish by making a visually unique notebook from old maps.

Up-cycled Juice Carton Wallet Workshop

Small steps can add up to big changes. So let’s all learn to reduce our ecological footprint and help maximise our earth’s precious resources.

We open up a dialogue with the pupils to raise awareness on green issues coming up every day at home, in their school and out in the wider world. We will look at a variety of colourful up–cycled objects made from different materials followed by a Q&A session.

The Up-cycling workshop uses the Tetra-Pack-to-wallet design to demonstrate the transformation. This example shows how discarded cardboard, aluminium and plastic can be used again to create a new object which is both durable and hard wearing. 

Bug Hotel Workshop

We focus on insect habitats in the UK and identify the wildlife found nearby, in gardens or school grounds.

We construct a ‘Bug Hotel’ to provide a safe haven for all manner of small creatures including bumble bees, ladybirds, butterflies and moth species. This space allows them to hibernate during the winter until springtime.

Pupils will be asked to find and place a variety of natural materials into the ‘Bug Hotel’ to make it cosy for its guests! We end the workshop by asking the children to help find a suitable site for it. Building a ‘Bug Hotel’ will help children of all ages learn about the natural world around them and the structure will contribute to your school’s ecosystem.

Green Shoots Workshop

This workshop is completed by making paper pots planted with vegetable seedlings. This hands on activity illustrates how easy and fun it can be to grow seasonal food and thereby reduce food miles and packaging. The paper seedling starter pots can be taken home or grown at school enabling pupils to observe how the plants change and develop over time.

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Ages:

Early Years Age 3-5, INSET Teacher Training, KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11, KS3 Age 11-13, KS4 Age 14-16, KS5 Age 16-18

Locations:

Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tudors, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll & Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Eilean Siar, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Refrewshire, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, The Scottish Borders, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone

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