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Litter Pack - information for schools

We have written a useful litter pack to help teachers and school staff organise litter picks or beach cleans and teach children about more about litter and the issues behind plastic in the oceans. The pack contains lesson plans for a series of five lessons, which could be taught as a week long topic, or one lesson a week throughout a term.

Devon County Council also has a set of child sized litter pickers that you can borrow for free. Contact lucy.mottram@devon.gov.uk for further details.

Do your bit - help Devon's countryside and beaches stay clean! Remember to dispose of your litter correctly - every bit you pick up is one less piece of rubbish entering our environment and harming wildlife.

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Litter Pack: Lesson Plans and Powerpoints

Download a set of five lesson plans about litter and the plastic pollution problem, along with Powerpoints you can use to help your teaching.

Written by a fully qualified teacher especially for schools in Devon and covering several parts of the National Curriculum in KS2 Science, Geography and Art, these lessons could form part of a week long topic on litter and plastic pollution, or use them as a weekly talking point or part of a half term's unit on Sustainability. Why not do a Beach Clean or Litter Pick with your class at the end of the topic?

Easy Guide to doing Beach Cleans and Litter Picks with your Class

Follow our easy 10 Step Guide to Beach Cleans and Litter Picks and organise one for your class. This set of downlaods includes information on how to contact landowners and beach managers and what to do with the rubbish, as well as template Risk Assessments.

This information is for school teachers in Devon and will be of limited help to anyone outside the county.

What can we do?

Download this Action Sheet to distribute to children and their families outlining simple things they can do to help resolve the plastic pollution and litter problem. Everything they do can have a positive impact on their environment, both locally and worldwide.