I recently received a letter from 11 year old Mimi Pilcher in Northamptonshire about Waste Wise Kids, a fantastic initiative that is leading a new generation of eco warriors in primary schools! Mimi and her mum, a waste management expert, joined forces with primary school teachers to develop a schools programme to support educators in teaching children aged 5-12 years old about waste and sustainability by giving them the skills to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle things they don’t want anymore.
The aim is to give children the knowledge and understanding needed to actively reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and why this is so important for the environment. It also covers the topic of plastics in our ocean and also poses questions of waste and what this is, anything they are intending to throw away!
This schools programme is available to all primary schools across the UK and has been developed to aid the school with all the tools, resources, presentations, tasks and competitions and includes useful items that have been recycled. Included in the box are KS1 and 2 teachers notes to support the school to self-deliver to suit them – Everything is in the box! Whether remote teaching or in the class room schools can use the content as they wish, whether a term topic or influencing curriculum.
Waste Wise Kids has the ability to connect the classroom to the wider community as children use their knowledge to show their family and friends practical ways to manage waste at a domestic level, and actively welcomes businesses and individuals to support the program. What a brilliant organisation Waste Wise Kids is, and I am so pleased that they instilling ideas of sustainability and protecting the environment in children from a young age. Exactly what we need for our future leaders!
They have a website www.wastewisekids.org and you can also follow them on FB @wastewisekids and Instagram @wastewisekids.