Resources for schools
If you would like to enquire about talks that can be provided at your school, on recycling or sustainable waste management polices contact Gloucestershire County Council
All websites either have dedicated pages for children (e.g. under ‘Education’) or contain information that would be suitable for use in a classroom. Many contain games, which can be played online or used as a basis for a classroom activity. Some organisations will also supply teachers’ packs and other resources through the post.
Atmosphere, Climate and Environment information sheets and posters.
Information on collecting cans; activities and lesson plans.
Kids’ zone, facts on paper recycling.
Information on energy aimed at schools and community groups.
For the Eco-schools environmental scheme.
Site with games and quizzes on waste and recycling.
Energy site aimed at age 8-14, includes notes for teachers.
American site with information and activities on a range of environmental issues.
Charitable organisation that runs the ‘Action at Schools’ programme.
Information on packaging.
Interactive site with games, competitions, teachers’ notes.
Plastics – factsheets, posters etc. available.
Pulp and paper industry information.
Information about recycling in Gloucestershire.
Comprehensive site with information sheets, activities for age 5-11 and 11-16, games etc.
Glass – information and games.
Salvation Army - textile recycling information.
Steel can recycling – factsheets, games.
British Gas website aimed at Key Stage 3.
Quizzes, information. See the ‘Recyclezone’ in particular.
Young People's Trust for the Environment. Factsheets on a wide range of environmental issues.
Talks and activities
Talks can be given to school groups age 5 to 16 years, from small groups to whole school assemblies. Adult groups can also be catered for.
Topics can include waste, recycling, composting, litter, energy efficiency, global warming, responsible dog ownership and other environmental issues. Options for activities such as waste audits or art from recycled materials can be discussed if required.
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 618