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Teacher gives FREE assemblies & innovative practical sessions to help your pupils be more WasteAware
Your pupils can learn about an amazing array of materials for your Science targets.
As part of its contract with Amey, the contractor for Hertfordshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres, Herts CC are able to offer free outreach visits to Hertfordshire schools, one day a week, through Amey’s Waste Education Officer, Monika Koziara.
Monika is a highly motivated and enthusiastic qualified teacher of Art with 12 years of experience in primary and secondary education. With a natural creativity and a passion for a Green Planet, Monika is committed to developing and delivering a wide range of engaging activities.
A typical outreach session includes a whole school assembly focusing on your local recycling scheme, followed by practical activities for 2 classes. There is a selection of exciting activities to choose from, which all have links to the national curriculum. For the activity focusing on materials, Monika will bring along an exciting collection of materials which will get your pupils discussing properties, provenance and more besides.
Amey has been operating an education centre at its main waste treatment and recycling plant at Waterbeach near Cambridge since 2009. The centre and activities are linked to the National Curriculum requirements and have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) Quality Badge. If your school would be interested in visiting the Waterbeach education centre to learn more about waste treatment, recycling and composting processes in situ this can also be arranged. Visits are suitable for a class of up to 30 pupils and are free of charge if you are able to provide your own transport.
To book an outreach visit, or for more information contact Monika Koziara: Monika.Koziara@amey.co.uk (please include the town your school is in) or phone 07710 185503.
Offer of Recycling
St Albans City & District Council is committed to offering kerb-side recycling facilities to all schools in the District.
We can provide bins for paper & cardboard and cans/glass & plastics and for food waste.
The number and capacity of the bins provided would be appropriate to the size of the school and the proportion of your waste.
Internal food waste collection bins can be lined with clear bags then placed into the larger bin. Food waste is collected weekly and the ‘dry’ recycling is collected once a fortnight, all free of charge.
If you would like to find out more or if you would like an assembly and workshop about recycling, please contact Louise Palmer, Recycling and Waste Officer on Louise.Palmer@stalbans.gov.uk
New WasteAware education pack for KS2
Is your school trying to become more eco? Do you want your students to know more about waste and recycling? If so you might be interested in the new WasteAware Key Stage 2 education pack.
Available to download at:
The new pack features 10 factsheets and teacher resource packs covering a variety of waste topics:
Each double sided factsheet is suitable for both students and teachers, giving a general overview on the topic as well as a host of interesting facts.
The teacher resource packs feature a wide variety of activities for use in the classroom or as homework projects. These range from word puzzles to practical activities such as creating a bird feeder from a drinks carton.
With links to curriculum subjects such as Maths, English and Science this educational resource is suitable to dip in and out of as needed. So whether you want to dedicate a lesson to waste, or your school is planning a whole eco day this resource can help.
To access the new waste education pack and other educational resources for waste visit
Paper Trail, Aspley Mill
The project is based at two locations in Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – Frogmore Mill, where the world’s first commercial mechanical paper machine was invented in 1803 (still a working Victorian heritage paper mill), and the former headquarters of the John Dickinson Stationery Company. It offers a wide range of opportunities for schools including the heritage centre, recycled papermaking, schools enterprise and recycling projects, and education and training programmes. For more information visit:
For a small annual fee our members help themselves to all kinds of inspiring materials whenever they want to. We collect stuff that is thrown out by local industry and make it available for creative re-use.
Anyone can be a member; Individuals, Nursery schools, playgroups,
after school clubs, Community groups, Schools, Colleges etc.
Unit 6 Bridgegate Centre, Martinfield, Welwyn
Garden City AL7 1JG
Voluntary sector charity collecting high quality pre- and post-production waste from from local industries for creative use by families, schools, playworkers, artists, and many other community groups. Runs art and craft workshops - details on request. Premises financially supported by Watford Council. Materials include fabric, plastic, mouldings, wadding, leather, foam, tubing, tiles and many other items.
Some businesses may make savings in waste disposal costs by donating. Collects material - phone to make arrangements.
Wednesday and Saturday 10.00-12.00
Annual subscription: £15 for Individuals, £35 for a Group, £100 for Schools.
There is a £10 admin fee for all subscriptions.