A real life context for learning
Your school's recycling scheme can provide a real life context for learning and skills such as:
- data presentation
- data interpretation.
Recycling can also deliver the aims of the curriculum for some subjects. The key skills required to recycle are, for example, central to some subjects such as Science, Maths and English for Key Stages 1 and 2.
Great for teaching cross-curricular skills
Learning about recycling and actively recycling at school helps pupils to develop a range of cross-curricular skills, including:
- speaking and listening
- expressing opinions
- decision making
- problem solving.
Education for sustainable development
Recycling also helps to put Education for Sustainable Development into practice. Pupils can get involved with decision making and understand how we can use resources individually and collectively, locally and globally, to improve the quality of life now and in the future.
For a wide range of other key stage 1 and 2 resources, please visit the Recycle Now Resource Library.