A step-by-step guide
1. Register to become a member of Sport into Schools:
You will then be sent login details to access your Sport into Schools account and Get Started Guide.
If your school has been sent login details by the Sport into Schools team but you have mislaid them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a reminder.
2. Book a collection and receive your collections pack:
Following registration, you can use your online collections calendar to book a collection date. Or, you can simply email: email@example.com.
You will then receive a collections pack in the post, including everything you need to make your collection day as successful as possible, including;
- Your campaign poster pack
- Campaign introduction/ collection reminder flyers
- Collection sacks (rolls of 40)
- Giant waterproof outdoor storage bags (as an option when booking your collection), helpful if you are storing your bags outside overnight.
You will receive your collections pack a minimum of 1 week before your collection to give you ample time to use the resources.
The outdoor storage bags are lightweight giant bags that are also waterproof and can be stored outside until needed.
3. Introduce the campaign to your school/ group:
Use the project resources to introduce the principles of sustainable development, get your whole school community involved;
- See the ‘Get Started’ page for ideas, useful resources to introduce the project to your school/ group.
- You will find a template parents letter, press release and newsletter materials in the campaign materials area so you can let everybody know how they can get involved!
- Use Wastebuster cross-curricular teaching resources to creatively explore waste in the curriculum and encourage waste reduction and recycling in your classroom and school.
- Support work towards all levels of Eco-Schools accreditation by using the Wastebuster Eco-Schools guides.
- Place campaign posters (found in your collections pack) around your school to raise awareness of your collections.
- Place your ‘Textiles Totaliser’ poster (found in your collections pack) in your assembly hall to keep a tally on your tonnage and share achievement in assemblies.
4. Hold a collection day:
We will arrange for your bags of textiles to be collected and weighed on your requested collection day. You can use the giant waterproof collection sack to store all the sacks outside on collection day, to save storage space.
We collect any clean, dry clothes including bed linen, towels and curtains, as well as trainers, boots, sandals and shoes if they are in pairs. Unfortunately, we cannot collect pillows, duvets, sleeping bags, slippers or single shoes.
We collect any
clean, dry clothes including bed linen, towels and curtains, as well as trainers, boots, sandals and shoes if they are in pairs. Unfortunately, we cannot collect pillows, duvets, sleeping bags, slippers or single shoes.
5. Earn Sports Points:
Depending on how many kilograms you manage to collect, you will be awarded "Sports Points" in your online account.
1 tonne = 40,000 Sports Points
Every tonne after = 40,000 Sports Points
It is anticipated that each school in the scheme will collect an average of 1.5 tonnes p.a. (60,000 Sports Points) as part of the programme that can be exchanged for new, discounted sports equipment in the Exchange Store.
1.5 tonnes is the equivalent of any of the following;
26 x tennis rackets
6 x tennis nets
50 x footballs
7 x Skatch Velcro catch games
595 x sponge balls
400 tennis balls
Your collection tonnage and ‘Sports Points’ will be added to your online account two weeks after your collection has taken place .
You may then add your tonnage to your Totaliser poster and celebrate with your school/ group!
6. Order sports equipment from the Exchange Store:
When logged in you can order new sports equipment from the wide selection available in the Exchange Store by following the on-screen instructions.
7. Be part of the London 2012 Legacy:
Through the scheme you can introduce new sports into your school and get your pupils involved in the excitement of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy.
For more details on how participating in the Sport into Schools London 2012 Legacy project can help your school/ group, click here.
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Helpful service information
You can make your collections a regular event - schools/ groups may request as many textile sack collections as they wish. Termly collections (to coincide with the change of season) are proven to be particularly effective. Non-uniform days are a great way to bring a sense of occasion and excitement on collection days.
More ideas can be found in the 'Get Started' section following login.
For more information or support, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org