Linking your school`s waste reduction programme with what you teach in the classroom will help engage the whole school in your desire to become a greener place to learn. As well as involving your pupils with the practical side of waste reduction, e.g. collecting up recyclable materials after lessons, you can even introduce elements of waste education to your curriculum-based classroom sessions.
Waste prevention links into a wide range of curriculum subjects and areas. In particular Geography/Environmental Studies, Personal and Social Education, Maths (carrying out a waste audit), Science (studying the different materials for recycling), English (discussion of waste issues) and Expressive Arts (designing waste posters and craft with scrap).
It`s also a good idea to have pupil representatives on any green action work groups. This will not only ensure that the pupils feel involved but may even be a new and invaluable source of waste prevention ideas.