Recycling in your area
Use these classroom resources to help your students explore the recycling practices in your area.
Key Stages One & Two
Explore what everyone – including children – can do to make the world a better place, what recycling is, and how to do it in this PowerPoint lesson, with versions for both KS1 and KS2 pupils.
Our Mission 1 PowerPoint guides pupils through making a recycling poster. It helps them to think about their audience, create a memorable character and write a motivating message.
Instead of the PowerPoint, run through the Mission 1 student brief, which has key quick-start information.
Lights, camera, Action Pack!
Our Mission 2 PowerPoint guides pupils step-by-step through making a film to persuade grown-ups to recycle more and recycle better. Pupils invent inspiring characters out of recyclable materials, write a script (or adapt our template) and create their films.
Skip the PowerPoint and use the quick-start student brief sheet to get pupils started.
An engaging presentation that captures pupils' attention, with cross-curricular opportunities, including developing and writing a character profile and personification. There are strong links to the English curriculum.
EMMA O’DEA – Y2/Y6 TEACHER, ABBEY GATES PRIMARY SCHOOL
By showing and explaining what happens to everyday items, the pupils are able to picture the whole story behind what happens to recycled goods.
LAURA CLOW – ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER, CHRIST CHURCH CHORLEYWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Use our handy recycling locator to find out
what you can and can't recycle at home