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‘SCRAPtastic Recycling’ with St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School

All fairandfunky workshops encourage participants to look at the world around them and empower people of all ages with the knowledge that their actions can have a positive impact on the world around them; both locally and globally. Recycling is one simple way in which each of us can take little steps to change the world, and we were delighted to be invited to run our popular ‘SCRAPtastic Recycling’ paper jewellery workshop at St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School to discuss recycling with year 5 and 6 students.


The workshop began with a class discussion about what little steps they already take to change the world, and how recycling can make a difference to the world we live in to tie in with their current classroom topics of climate change and the environment! The children told us all about their recycling bins at home, and what they can put in them ready for recycling, followed by a quick exercise in sorting some trickier and more confusing items of waste in to recycling and general waste bins.

By thinking about where our rubbish goes, and what we do with it we’re starting to make a difference to our local and global environments. When you throw something away – stop and think – can this be recycled? Can this be reused? When you buy something new, is it recycled? Am I living sustainably? Am I taking little steps to change the world?

In fairandfunky SCRAPtastic workshops we encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle. We inspire people not to throw things away, but to make something! And that is what year 5 and year 6 did: each student made their own paper jewellery from recycled materials. Even the teaching staff joined in the fun and gained new knowledge around recycling and waste!       

One member of teaching staff said “Having fairandfunky in school was a great way to end our topic on Climate Change. The children loved the session! It was not only thought provoking, but mindful and creative.”

Congratulations to all the year 5 and year 6 children from St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School for taking their own little steps to change the world in a fairandfunky workshop.

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