As part of the Small Change Big Difference
campaign Groundwork London are working with Resource London (the partnership between WRAP and LWARB) to deliver a series of interactive food waste workshops to Key Stage 2 pupils, in 24 schools, across 9 London boroughs.
The aim of the campaign is to increase knowledge and awareness, as well as change behaviours around food waste, which includes getting creative with leftovers, recycling food for compost, thinking about portion sizes and other behaviours that can prevent food waste.
The interactive two hour workshops take place once a week, and are complemented by a whole school campaign day where students get to plan their own campaign to share what they have learnt with the rest of the school. Pupil-led campaigns have included using cycle power to turn surplus fruit into smoothies with a smoothie bike, then sharing delicious smoothies with parents and pupils; to crowdsourcing their own leftovers recipe book, with recipes from parents and the wider school community. We've even had one school create their own food waste rap!
The programme uses a model of co-production, where activities are designed and led by the pupils, creating more ownership and a sustainable longer-term impact.
Not only does it tie in with the national curriculum, it also gives the opportunity for children and adults alike to not only raise the self-awareness around the issue of food waste but also the sustainability of our environment for the future Nightingale Primary Teacher
Take a look at what we've been up to in the video below:
Notes for teachers:
- No teacher prep needed, Groundwork London staff provide all materials
- Workshops created by teachers with content cross curricular linking to Science, Georgaphy, Literacy and Numeracy
- Schools get £500 to deliver their chosen campaign day
- All staff are DBS checked
To find out more information or to book the workshops for your school* contact:
020 8510 5414
*only available to schools in Merton, Lambeth, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Islington, Sutton, Hounslow, Croydon
Small Change Big Difference is funded by the Life programme of the European Commision.