Would you like your school to become involved in our new WOW (War on Waste) project?

A WOW project ideal for your Eco Team or School Council to initiate lasting change and improvements to their school and the wider community environment. To take part your school needs to be committed to trying to improve how you reduce, reuse and recycle your waste- and we can help you do that!

The project will run throughout the 2022/23 academic year and will involve an initial and end waste audit, evaluation of the children’s opinions and views, child-led evidence collecting, action planning and tasks, peer group dissemination of information and recycling & composting workshops for all. The WOW project aims to make your whole school community waste champions!

What’s involved?

Our experienced team will work with your school over an extended period, creating a customised timetable of support that meets your school’s needs. The programme includes:

  • An initial meeting to discuss how WoW can work in your school
  • A hands-on waste audit to engage pupils and staff with this important environmental issue
  • Meetings with a range of school staff (e.g. Bursar, Caretaker, Kitchen Staff, SLT) to discuss the waste audit results and plan next steps
  • Meetings with pupil groups (e.g. School Council, Eco Team) to evaluate the children’s opinions and views using storytelling
  • Child led evidence investigation and action planning
  • Recording of progress in a scrapbook
  • Peer group dissemination of information to inspire the whole school to take action to reduce waste
  • Curriculum-linked workshops with all age groups for pupils to learn about the fascinating world of waste
  • A second waste audit to support pupils to monitor the success of the project
  • A whole-school celebration of successes
  • Sharing your WoW journey with the wider school community
Hands up for learning about waste!
students talk through a problem in a team

What are the benefits to your school?

The WOW Project will create a shared purpose for the whole school community, inspiring pupils and staff to work together for a sustainable future. Our audits and workshops support many aspects of the national curriculum, engaging pupils in their learning using topical environmental issues. WoW is the perfect ‘Waste’ project to help you earn your next Eco-Schools award. What’s more, by improving your recycling and composting systems, you could save money by reducing the school’s waste disposal costs!

Applications for 2022/23 are now closed. Thank you to all that applied. Please check this page for applications for 2023/24.

If you have any questions about the WOW project please contact Alex Mack on alex.mack@resourcefutures.co.uk or phone her on 07944 791971.