Wastebuster is designed to encourage children to minimise waste and carry their learning out of the classroom and into the home, the community and the wider world.
The programme offers a video rich, multimedia teaching resource with cross-curricular films, practical activities and resources to make wastebusting an exciting part of the curriculum.
Wastebuster resources and child-led schemes of work can also be used to creatively engage children in waste reduction and recycling, to kick start environmental activities or to support work towards all levels of Eco-Schools accreditation. This means that by joining Busta and Pong on their waste busting mission you can help your school wave the Bronze, Silver and even Green Eco-Schools Flags.
Wastebuster have teamed up with WRAP to support their RecycleNow campaign. The Wastebuster characters Busta and Pong feature in WRAP’s RecycleNow Schools campaign and front WRAP’s online resources for primary schools.
If you’d like to find more about how Wastebuster can help develop a whole school approach to reducing waste in your school visit: www.wastebuster.co.uk
Wastebuster and the Pod
We are excited to be working with the Pod because of the opportunities it gives us to share Busta and Pong’s adventures in waste and explore the practical ways in which children and schools might reduce energy waste.
Science into Schools
Wastebuster are proud to be working with the Pod and the British Science Association to deliver Science into Schools.
In this exciting new programme we combine environmental education about waste and climate science with a way to give schools free resources and equipment to get their students excited about science and engineering.
All schools registered with the Pod that join Science into Schools will have an opportunity to exchange unwanted textiles for fantastic new science equipment, activities and lesson plans.
Schools will also be able to use the free resources on the Pod and Wastebuster websites to teach everyone about the importance of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Our hope is that Science into Schools will divert waste from landfill, help schools embed sustainability into the fabric of school life and provide more opportunities for children to participate in science and engineering.
The project is available to all schools in mainland England, Scotland and Wales.
To find out more or to join the project visit: www.wastebuster.co.uk or www.jointhepod.org/campaigns/science-into-schools/