During this workshop we look at the history behind recycling, starting with the Egyptians and Romans to the present day. Different eras show when we were good and bad at recycling and how to try and improve things for the future. By looking at what we can re-use and what we can't, why we should recycle and how that can be done, the students decide for themselves and realise that they can change things for the better. They are asked what they want for the future, which empowers them and hopefully spurs them on to create a better way to live.
We visit a river and go fishing to see what has been dumped in it and discuss the implications to the environment with the objects they discover in the water. WWII was the best time for recycling in Britain and we learn how rubbish can be turned into valuable resources.
With the environment we ask the students to get into groups and think how we can create energy for heating and light. By looking at large maps of Britain and the world the students can discover how to utilise natural resources and create sustainable energy for us to survive.
These workshops are interactive, fun and they get to sort out the rubbish.