BiOrbic has developed a new ‘sustainability cafe’ that can be taken into primary schools to inspire young children with ideas for how they can be sustainable.
The cafe has five stations:
- Slow fashion – talking about natural vs synthetic fabrics and how we can reduce clothes consumption
- Food waste – exploring the issues caused when we waste food and how to avoid it
- Recycling – looking at the long degradation times for various waste types and how to recycle them properly
- Composting – how to create compost at home to recycle your food waste and provide compost for the garden
- Grow your own food – how to grow herbs and small vegetables at home with only a windowsill
Each station takes about 10 minutes to run the activity with 6 students. After each 10 minutes, the students rotate to the next station, until each group has visited them all. This creates an exciting, fast-paced session that keeps young children engaged for the full hour.
The centre has now delivered this activity at two schools, Springdale National Primary School and Wicklow Montessori Primary & Pre-School, reaching over 150 students! Many thanks to the following BiOrbic members and colleagues for getting involved:
Thank you to Alana McGuirk of Springdale and Melanie Shortt of Wicklow Montessori for hosting us! If you are interested in hosting a sustainability cafe at your school please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.