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We are asking for funding to continue with the in Recycling education series our Schools Team have been delivering, this year. So far in 2019 we have taught over 240 children the importance of recycling and the impact plastic use is having on our planet. We look at the animals impacted by pollution and global warming, and what we can do to help the crisis. Year 2 - 5 children are learning about how to recycle in the home and make better choices as consumers. If we are funded the next sessions will also be developed to include an exciting science based experiment using sound and light to encourage children to think about using STEM in different ways to tackle recycling. We have developed the sessions in line with the school curriculum and each child makes a sea bird out of waste plastic to take home as a reminder of the issue
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our schools workshops over the years have now benefitted over 1040 students. This year we have been able to work with recycling and science experts to develop a really engaging session. This says it all: "I am so cross right now, with the people putting plastic in our ocean. It has to stop right now." (Karen, age 7) The uptake has been positively and warmly received and we have now delivered across 4 local primary schools. We currently have 8 schools waiting to go dependent on funding, and are committed to delivering these sessions in line with the schools and curriculums needs. We know that the kids gain a lot from learning though engaging activities and we are super excited to develop this with our science expert, Zach Walker from MAKEamplify to help kids understand the power of science in tackling earth's greatest problem. Zach will work in an engaging way to help kids understand the molecular structure of plastic and the role of sound waves in breaking down plastics.
Steps to get it done:
Our sessions are also supported by volunteers who are able to help facilitate the sessions and gain experience in an educational setting. Our official volunteer partner is Worthing College and we know that volunteering improves your health and wellbeing, the quality of your life, and increase your skills, experience and employment prospects. We are a committed to offering quality volunteering experiences.
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