One Planet Cardiff – Welsh Curriculum Sessions

Our team are proud to work as part of One Planet Cardiff, supporting the new Welsh Government curriculum.

The subject of Waste Management is split into two themes – Organics and Mechanics. Organics refers to naturally growing waste materials including food and Garden waste. Mechanics refers to manufactured goods such as packaging, clothing, or any man-made product that we encounter as consumers.

We have created curriculum integrated springboard sessions for pupils to introduce the concept of sustainable lifestyles, at the different progression stages.

Here you can find further information covering the content of each Springboard Session, what the team needs from your school to deliver a successful session and further information on individual assessment/ curriculum learning plans for teachers.

The Springboard Session

Through a storyboard, the pupils will explore two different journeys that a piece of everyday packaging can take as a result of the choices that we make.

One journey will illustrate the potential for waste as a resource to be recycled into something new, the other will follow the journey of packaging escaping to the environment as litter. The children will reflect on the relationship between our own actions and environmental consequences.

The children will then replicate the positive behaviours by taking part in a pictorial litter scavenger hunt in the school hall. Once all of the items are found, we will investigate what the recycling symbols look like and use this information to sort the different packaging into different bins.

The Springboard session lasts for approximately 40 minutes. It is suitable for a maximum of 30 children, and we can provide a maximum of 2 workshops per visit.

Sessions are available to book via the Eventbrite ticketing system.

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Sessions are currently fully booked.

The full guidance document for this session including individual assessment activities and class learning plan will be emailed to you on confirmation of your booking.

Important – What we Need from You as a School:

We are excited to work with your class, but for our visit to be a success, please ensure:

A teacher is present to participate during the session and your reception team have been informed of our visit to avoid delays.

A suitable space has been reserved/ prepared to deliver the workshop. The litter scavenger hunt and waste sort activity will involve the children moving around; therefore, the school hall is best suited for this workshop.

Please make a large display screen available to display the session presentation. This will be emailed to you ahead of our visit. It would be very helpful to load up the presentation ahead of our visit. If you do not have IT equipment available, please let us know before the day of our visit.

Sessions are available to book via the Eventbrite ticketing system.

(insert link)

Sessions are currently fully booked.

The full guidance document for this session including individual assessment activities and class learning plan will be emailed to you on confirmation of your booking.

The Springboard Session

Through a led discussion, pupils will discover that products that we use every day are made of materials from the natural world. The class will be encouraged to explore the waste hierarchy to understand that “waste” materials are useful resources and preserving resource will preserve the natural environment.

The class will then explore this idea in practice by taking part in an easy and fun upcycle activity. Children will make a wallet using tetra-pak cartons, a material that is difficult to recycle.

The Springboard session lasts for approximately 1 hour. It is suitable for a maximum of 30 children, and we can provide a maximum of 2 workshops per visit.

Sessions are available to book via the Eventbrite ticketing system.

(insert link)

Sessions are currently fully booked.

The full guidance document for this session including individual assessment activities and class learning plan will be emailed to you on confirmation of your booking.

Important – What we Need from You as a School:

We are excited to work with your class, but for our visit to be a success, please ensure:

Two teaching staff are present to participate during the session and your reception team have been informed of our visit to avoid delays.

Please make a large display screen available to display the session presentation. This will be emailed to you ahead of our visit. It would be very helpful to load up the presentation ahead of our visit. For the full presentation to be displayed, access to the internet is required.

A suitable space has been prepared to deliver the upcycle workshop in a classroom. The children will need to sit at their tables to do this activity.

Please ask children to bring in a rinsed out, clean tetra-pak juice or milk carton. UHT cartons that fold fully flat work best. Perhaps the class can collect these in the run up to the visit.

Please provide some basic crafting equipment for the children to use including:

  • Safety scissors
  • A ruler
  • Sticky tape or electrical tape (electrical tape works best)
  • A selection of rubber bands.

We will endeavour to bring some spares of the above with us in case there is not enough to go around.

Sessions are available to book via the Eventbrite ticketing system.

(insert link)

Sessions are currently fully booked.

The full guidance document for this session including individual assessment activities and class learning plan will be emailed to you on confirmation of your booking.

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