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Dustbin Diet taster sessions and full workshops

Dustbin Diet Taster Session KS2, KS3 and KS4

In this one hour highly interactive presentation students will

    • Explore the facts and figures of waste reduction
    • Look at simple everyday ways that they can reduce waste
    • Find out how this can make a real difference
    • Take part in a call for action to cut waste for themselves

This highly participatory, games based taster session shows Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 students how they can reduce waste, save carbon and save cash all at the same time. It is a one hour interactive presentation in which students can explore ways in which they, as individuals and as a group, can make a real difference to the planet, as well as to their school and wider community by re-thinking their attitude to waste. This course can be run in a classroom for a single class or run in your school hall so that several classes or whole year groups can benefit at the same time. The session examines attitudes to waste and gives a call to action to make small changes that make a huge difference.

The aim of this course is:

  • To stimulate a positive attitude towards waste reduction and
  • To provide simple but effective ways to achieve waste reduction in the school and wider environment

Who is it for? :

  • Students who are becoming responsible for their own purchasing and lifestyle decisions
  • Students who are newly in charge of their own budgets
  • Schools that would like to see less of their budget being used up for dealing with waste
  • Schools that would like a cleaner environment
  • Schools that want to reduce their carbon footprint

During the course students will:

  • Be wowed by the facts and figures
  • Be encouraged to think about how sustainable their own habits are
  • Be shown simple cost-free, money saving ways in which they can embrace sustainable living
  • Be encouraged by a call to action that fits their own lifestyle

Cost of the course:

  • £250+ VAT

Dustbin Diet Workshop KS3+KS4

In the workshop students will:

    • Look at the science and maths behind various waste reduction tips
    • Share their experiences of their own waste reduction efforts and find out how they make a real difference
    • Get creative and come up with their own 101 Ways relevant to your school or group
    • Put together their own book, with their own tips that you can sell to family and friends of your school/group to raise funds for school projects

Dustbin Diet Workshop

This action packed workshop shows Key Stage 3 & 4 students how they can reduce waste, save carbon and save cash all at the same time. Based on the book, 101 Ways to Live Cleaner and Greener for Free, this workshop gives students the opportunity to explore the many ways they, as individuals and as a group, can make a real difference to the planet, as well as to their school and wider community by rethinking their attitude to waste. The course can be run in a classroom for a single class or run in your school hall so that several classes can benefit at the same time. As well as examining their own habits, students will explore the maths and science behind the need for waste reduction. They will have the opportunity to come up with their own ideas and plans for waste reduction that really work for them and for the school.  Students will put these ideas together and produce and publish their own book of 101 Ways to Live Cleaner and Greener for Free which the school can sell to widen the waste reduction message, cover the cost of the course and raise funds for school projects.

The aim of this course is:

  • To stimulate a positive attitude towards waste reduction
  • To provide simple but effective ways to achieve waste reduction in the school and wider environment
  • To produce a book of students’ own waste reduction tips

Who is it for? :

  • Students who are becoming responsible for their own purchasing and lifestyle decisions
  • Students who are newly in charge of their own budgets
  • Schools that would like to see less of their budget being used up for dealing with waste
  • Schools and students who would like a cleaner environment
  • Schools and students who want to reduce their carbon footprint
  • (And not forgetting… schools and students who think there’s no point worrying about trying to reduce carbon footprint because it makes no difference!)

During the course students will:

  • Have fun with the maths and science of waste reduction
  • Take part in activities to help them understand the Waste Hierarchy, linear and circular economies, change management and sustainability
  • Be encouraged to think about how sustainable their own habits are
  • Be shown simple cost-free, money-saving ways in which they can embrace sustainable living
  • Practice team work and explore team roles
  • Practice persuasive writing techniques
  • Learn the various skills required to produce their own book
  • Be inspired by a call to action that fits their own lifestyle

Selling your book:

  • All profits from your book sales will go straight to the school to cover the cost of the workshop or raise funds for other school projects.
  • Each copy costs around £3.50 to produce – you can pick your selling price (up to a maximum of £8.99).  ‘Print on Demand’ technology means there’s little outlay for producing the book (this is included in the price of the course) and no risk of unsold copies. Order only as many copies as people order.  Unlimited re-ordering of even a single copy.
  • From producing and selling their own book, students are more likely to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of rethinking attitudes to waste and a desire to act on what they learn.
  • Selling the book to family and friends of the school will help to emphasise the importance of how the school is working towards waste reduction and a cleaner and greener school lifestyle.
  • Marketing the students’ book in school can encourage uptake of other green projects which the school can use to raise awareness, reduce costs and raise funds, such as money-saving and carbon-saving recycling schemes, food waste reduction plans, and swishing events (swapping unwanted clothes).

Course structure:

The Dustbin Diet gives four to six hours of content with additional material available for teacher led back-up work.  Structure is flexible to fit in with student timetables.

Options include: 4 x 1hr per week; 2 x 2hrs over two weeks. 1 full day session.

Cost of the course:

  • £800 + VAT for 2 visits (up to two hours per session)
  • £850 + VAT for 4 visits (up to one hour per session)
  • £950 + VAT for 1 visit (for a full day workshop)

Price includes publication of your own book.