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Every workshop has a healthy balance of learning about environmental issues and a fun craft exercise, all workshops are adapted for different age groups.

We provide workshop-based education days, as well as regular eco programmes for early years to sixth form. Our activities are designed to provide a rich experience and learning on a range of subjects including environmental protection, biodiversity and healthy living. We also run one-off events or eco-weeks as well as regular school clubs or can help schools in working towards Eco School Flags. Our programmes are individually tailored to your school, including number of sessions and academic level.

Over the last 7 years we have worked with over a hundreds of different schools across the UK and our work has proven to be both educational and fun. Everything made or grown can be taken home to enjoy.

Workshops list:

Up-Cycled Juice Carton Wallet Workshop  KS, 2 – 5 

Reducing our waste is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on our world. It’s important to both our natural environment and to us. Making use of redundant materials is a clear statement about closing the loop of resources.It’s a challenge to create new and meaningful uses for objects we regard as rubbish. Our Up-cycling workshop uses the Tetra-Pack-to-wallet design to demonstrate such a transformation, creating a new and exciting use for material otherwise regarded as waste. In this case the cardboard, aluminium and plastic, which are hard to recycle, create a new object which cleverly borrows from the properties of a discarded juice carton. I.e: durable and hard wearing.

Biodiversity / Habitat Heroes Workshops - Early years / KS 1- 5

Biodiversity is a measure of the health of our ecosystems. Our lively, hands-on workshops help children to understand why this is important whilst demonstrating how they can increase the biodiversity of their own school environment.

Green Shoots / Healthy Living Workshops  Early years / KS 1- 5

The ‘Green Shoots‘ workshop gives students an insight into how to grow food, and while doing so we talk about how food is currently produced. We discuss the seasonality of food,  [Corn] its nutritional value and benefits of a healthy diet.

We also examine the problem of food miles in relation to climate change and discover how far food travels by tracing the journeys of some different fruit and vegetables. As a class we discuss how  food is grown, processed and packaged, and what effect this has on the environment. Finally,  the  practical exercise of making paper pots from newspaper and growing seedlings is an effective hand’s on approach to growing, locally and reducing our food miles.

Feedback from teachers:

            "His (Philip's) expertise's has contributed towards making our Eco week a huge success! Many thanks, Green up your act."

- Lauren McNair – Dalrymple Primary School – Scotland

             "Fantastic, the kids really enjoyed having a new face to teach them about the importance of sharing the earth's resources. The students particularly enjoyed the practical aspect of the lesson – using tetra packs (which are so difficult to recycle), to make something they could take home."
- Anna Frendo – Uckfield Technology Collage, Sustainability Co-ordinator – East Sussex

 

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, 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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