Wastebuster

Welcome to Wastebuster's curriculum guide

You can use this guide to find out how Wastebuster's lessons and activities can support teaching across the curriculum (Key Stage 1 & 2).

In September 2014 the new English curriculum began to be used. In order to allow our schools to carry on using these resources, we have gone through and updated them to the new curriculum. To see these links please download the following document.

New curriculum links document

Key Stage 1

Resource Art & Design Citizenship & PSHE Design & Technology English Geography ICT Maths Science

Waste Hierarchy

Busta finds out what the Waste Hierarchy is and what it means to use your ‘Wastebuster Eye’ - a way of looking at things with the hierarchy in mind.

 

 

           

Sock Monsters

Make some sock puppet friends for Busta and Pong that have their own stories to tell.

 

 

           

Close up on compost

Learn what compost is, how it is made, how to use it and why it’s such a great thing to make.

               

In the headlines

Take the hot seat and play the Waste Factor Quiz with Busta as your host, to find out how much your class really knows.

               

Sorted

How to sort clothes for recycling and exploring why recycling textiles is good for society and the environment.

               

PE bag

How to make your own PE bags from textiles.

               

 

Key Stage 2

Resource Art & Design Citizenship & PSHE Design & Technology English Geography ICT Music Maths Science

Mind Map

 

 

             

Waste Mountain

Priority Pyramid

                 

Wastebuster Debate

                 

Wastebuster Challenge

School Waste Audit

                 

Wastebuster Animation

                 

Sorted

How to sort clothes for recycling and exploring why recycling textiles is good for society and the environment.

                 

PE bag

How to make your own PE bags from textiles.

                 

WEEE Session 1

What electrical and electronic equipment do we use in our everyday lives

                 

WEEE Session 2

What do we know about waste electrical and electronic equipment

                 

WEEE Session 3

What resources are needed to make electrical and electronic equipment

                 

WEEE Session 4

What are some creative solutions for improving WEEE recycling

                 

WEEE Session 5

What have we achieved and what have we learned

                 

 

More about Wastebuster in the Curriculum

Wastebuster aims to link the priorities of national environmental policies and initiatives to provide schools with a simple and effective means of introducing the principles of waste reduction, and guidance on how to embed these principles into the heart of school life - through its teaching, its fabric and its day-today practices:

  • Raising achievement across the curriculum: especially with respect to PSHE, Citizenship and Education for Sustainable Development.
  • Involving and educating young people about sustainable issues: by making the issues relevant and interesting for them through activities that also enhance learning and widen a pupil's experience.
  • The development of thinking skills by providing opportunities: for children to make connections between curriculum subjects.
  • Encouraging schools to employ often overlooked areas of learning: such as the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make value judgments.

Curriculum

The Wastebuster programme resources are cross curricular and accompanied by clear guidance explaining how teachers might explore waste and sustainability in the curriculum and cultivate the knowledge, values and skills needed to address waste issues.

School Environment

Wastebuster provides a framework that your school can work within to review your environmental performance on waste. This may lead to further analysis of other issues i.e. energy or water, a reduction in 'whole-life' costs, purchasing with environmental consideration and whole school policies on reducing, reusing, recycling and repairing.

Community

Wastebuster provides an opportunity for your school to maximise communications to promote awareness, raise profile, share best practice and partner with other local and global schools in environmental action, resource efficiency programmes, sustainable consumption and waste minimisation initiatives.

The programme supports the commitment to care:

  • for oneself;
  • for each other
  • across cultures, distances and generations; and
  • for the environment itself (far and near).

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