|Welcome to the February Eco Education Newsletter
This month’s newsletter theme is: Litter
You can get some free resources to help you plan the event. The event will launch on 8th February and more updates will follow.
|Litter, recycling and waste activity and lesson ideas
*Sorting items – recycling and non-recycling
*Creating posters to encourage people to not litter
*Making pledges on how to recycle more or reduce waste
*Writing letters to local authorities
*Litter bingo – how many items can children find?
*Creating graphs/tallies/pictograms of litter collected
*Make eco bricks using soft plastics https://www.ecobricks.org/
*Monitor how much is thrown away by your school and how much is recycled
*Design a litter bug
*Decomposition rates game: https://www.ltl.org.uk/free-resources/
Organising a litter pick
There are a number of things to consider when planning a litter pick:
*Where will it be – a street clean, a local park, the beach
February Book Review – the Wild Tribe Heroes books by Ellie Jackson
Duffy’s Lucky Escape: Duffy is a sea turtle who eats some plastic floating in the sea and needs medical attention to survive.
Nelson’s Dangerous Dive tells the story of a whale becoming tangled with an abandoned fishing net and needing help to be freed.
Marli’s Tangled Tale is about a puffin who becomes tangled with a balloon, can’t swim and gets washed up on the beach.
|All the stories have happy endings, and leave children hopeful that they can do something to help with the plastic litter problem. The beautifully-illustrated books are all based on real events.The books are already in 25% of UK primary schools, and can be used from Early Years to Year 6. From the story and illustrations, teachers can plan cross-curricular work including literacy, science, drama or art.Books are available direct from the website, or from good bookshops.