New waste education programme for schools

Are you interested in finding out what happens to your rubbish and how you can do more to recycle?
As part of the new waste partnership between Isle of Wight Council and Amey, we are developing a programme of community activities to help residents understand how they can reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce.
The programme will include a dedicated schools outreach service, which will be run by local educational charity The Footprint Trust.
Primary and special needs school on the Island will be able to book a FREE waste workshop with the Trust’s experienced team. Each school will be entitled to at least one visit every two years.
The practical workshops will be tailored to school requirements and will have creative curricular links at KS1 and KS2 (Science, Geography, PSHE, D&T, Art). As well as hands on activities for pupils, information will also be available for parents/carers and advice can be given to schools about improving their own recycling processes.

All resources and lesson plans will be provided FREE by The Footprint Trust and will highlight the need to:

REDUCE - reducing our waste and the environmental impact on the Isle of Wight if we don't
REUSE - at home and through Amey’s own reuse partnership with Storeroom 2010, as well as local charity shops
RECYCLE – what should go in which bin, helping us to recycle more across the Island

The schools outreach service will be available from January 2016.
Interested schools can find out more and book a place by calling 01983 822282 or emailing
The Footprint Trust will also be taking part in visits to community groups – as well as attending local events with a mobile education trailer - as part of its work for Amey and Isle of Wight Council.

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    Tailored Workshops: We can also work with you to create tailored workshops and other activities linked to greening your school – please contact us to discuss your ideas. A charge is made for this service.

    Extended Schools; Free Energetic Workshops for parents - saving them money on their energy bills. Your school could host one of these free workshops and help struggling families. Funded by Scottish Energy People Trust and delivered by the Footprint Trust, click here for more details.

    Out of school activities; The Footprint Trust staff can run a number of activities for children of all ages. Woodland walks, pond dipping, mini-beast safaris, homes for wildlife etc. A charge is made for this service.

    Pond Care; Free training for school staff and school volunteers to gain the knowledge of caring for a wildlife pond and how to use its resources effectively. Pond Warden training is free and run when we have enough interested people on the waiting list. Click here for more details of our Pond Warden Scheme.

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