Devon County Council works with Resource Futures to deliver a wide range of workshops, assemblies, resources, training and visits to support teachers to embed the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) into the curriculum and everyday school life.
Our popular and lively workshops develop pupils’ understanding of local and global environmental issues, equipping them with the skills they will need as responsible consumers in the future. Exploring a wide range of topical subjects including food waste, Energy from Waste (EfW), and the advantages and disadvantages of packaging, we support a wide range of curriculum areas, including english, maths, science, PSHE, geography and music. Pupils are encouraged to share their learning with their families and friends, ensuring that the impact of the programme is spread beyond the school gates.
Further information about the range of workshops can be found by clicking on the blue 'workshop' tab above.
A days visit consists of up to three workshops and, if requested, an assembly. The cost of the day (regardless of academy status) is subsidised by Devon County Council and will cost the school £65 + VAT.
Independent / privately funded schools within Devon can still book workshops but their cost will not be subsidised; they will pay £220 + VAT.
Download our primary and secondary Waste Education brochures below.
Contact: If you have any questions, or would like to make a booking, contact us on 07944 791971 or email.
If you are interested in booking a visit to a recycling centre or EfW plant then click here for more information.
Waste Education Programme follow on activities
We know that our Waste Education workshops leave pupils and teachers buzzing with new ideas and keen to learn more about the 3Rs. The resources below have been developed to help teachers build on the input from our Waste Education team, extending pupils’ understanding of waste issues and supporting a particular area of the national curriculum.
To find out more about coming on a trip to one of our EfW facilities click here.
|For further details about the Waste Education Programme or to make a booking contact:|
If your school is in Teignbridge, Exeter or Torridge
If your school is in Mid Devon, North Devon, East Devon or a secondary school
If your school is in West Devon, South Hams, Plymouth or Torbay
Devon County Council
For general enquiries about the Waste Education programme contact:
Senior Waste Management Officer
Your Local Council
For practical advice about setting up / improving a recycling collection from your school contact:
|East Devon||01395 571515|
|Mid Devon||01884 233105|
|North Devon||01271 318508|
|South Hams||01803 861199|
|West Devon||01822 813520|
|Torbay||01803 701310 (TOR2)|