This page brings together a range of teaching resources and lesson plans on a range of sustainability and environment-based topics.  Browse our collection of resources designed on reducing food waste, sustainability and inspiring pupil creativity in outdoor learning and well-being as they explore their own ‘naturehood’ themed on topics.

Yes to Taste, No to Waste

Food Waste Workshops

This activity pack contains three key messages: 

  1. Food waste prevention 
  2. Recycling food waste 
  3. Healthy and sustainable eating

Produced by Groundwork London, as part of the Small Change, Big Change, the ‘Yes to Taste, No to Waste’ activity pack was commissioned by EU LIFE as part of the TRiFOCAL in partnership with WRAP and LWARB.

The pack has been designed as a 5-week project, to fit into a half term. However, each lesson could be delivered as a stand-alone session.  

The pack contains five unique session plans (with session 4, the campaign event, offering 3 options depending on school preference). Each session has accompanying resources which are individually colour coded along with the resources for easy navigation. Please feel free to share this pack with other teachers and schools; it’s freely available and downloadable because our aim is to share learning far and wide.

Download this activity pack below:

Yes to taste, No to Waste

Making Space for Nature

Educational Activity Pack

Stemming from the unique programme in Thamesmead London, this pack contains six weekly curriculum-based activity worksheets. These will inspire pupil creativity whilst encouraging outdoor learning and well-being as they explore their own ‘naturehood’. 

The pack connects local pupils with the greening of land and water spaces. Activities will cover the following themes, curriculum links and activities: 

  1. Where on Earth am I? (Geography: Mapping) 
  2. Natural treasures (Biology) 
  3. I see a tree, what do you see? (History) 
  4. Nature treasure hunt (Geography) 
  5. Make my space for nature (PSHE, Art) 
  6. If trees could talk (Art & Literacy) 
  7. Additional optional activity: Planting and growing (Biology) – recommended for upper key stage 2 classes.

It was produced by Groundwork London, and commissioned by EU as part of the CLEVER Cities programme in partnership with Peabody and the Mayor of London.

Making Space for Nature* is an exciting education programme where pupils will engage with nature on their doorstep.

Download each activity worksheet below.

Activities Overview

Activity 1: Where on earth am I?

Activity 2: Natural treasures

Activity 3: I see a tree, what do you see?

Activity 4: Nature treasure hunt

Activity 5: Make my space for nature

Activity 6: If trees could talk

Activity 7 (optional activity for upper key stage 2 classes: Planting and growing

Urban Nature Challenge

Outdoor Worksheets

This pack contains five worksheets designed to get pupils outside and exploring their local area. Activities will cover the following themes, curriculum links and activities: 

  1. Urban Nature (Geography)
  2. Peace and Quiet (Mental Health and Wellbeing)
  3. Natural Treasures (PSHE) 
  4. Natural Treasures (Biology)
  5. Grow your Own (Biology)

It was produced by Groundwork London, and commissioned by Lottery Community Fund as part of the Our Bright Future programme.

Download each activity worksheet below.

Activity 1: Urban nature

Activity 2: Peace and Quiet

Activity 3: Natural treasures

Activity 4: Natural Treasures

Activity 5: Grow your own