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Education Programme

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All presentations are free of charge, and can be adapted to suit specific needs on request.

For more information and bookings, please call  028 4461 0843 or email: rebecca.mcgreevy@nmandd.org

 

 

Adult Presentations

Option 1 - ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’

This presentation which lasts around one hour and covers general waste management, depletion of the earth’s resources and how each of us can make a difference!


Option 2 - Household Recycling Centre & Landfill Site Visit

Visit to Bann Rd Household Recycling Centre, Castlewellan, to look at the wide variety of materials that can be recycled.  In stark contrast, the group visit Drumnakelly landfill site to witness the huge volume of valuable materials that have been dumped by our ‘throw-away society’.


Option 3 - Community Litterpick

Groups planning a community clean-up are supplied with support such as: equipment, health and safety advice, and insurance for the event.

School Presentations

Option 1 - ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ KS 1, 2&3
During this session the pupils are encouraged to: understand the relevance of the three
Rs, and gain some knowledge of the variety of materials we can recycle. The session takes
about half an hour for KS1, and one hour for both KS2 &3, and includes a short video, and some recycling games to reinforce learning objectives.
*This lesson is suitable for either one or two class groups together


Option 2 - Citizenship – Do you ‘Need-a-bag’?!! KS 2

In Northern Ireland alone, we are using 500 million plastic bags every year!
This 20 minute assembly looks at the problems associated with this shocking statistic and how pupils can do something about it.
Inspired by the popular character ‘Shirley the bag lady’, who has actively campaigned for a reduction in plastic bag use, pupils can take a pledge card home and ask their families to pledge to use fewer bags. Successful pupils are rewarded with certificates of merit.
*Suitable for KS2 Assembly


Option 3 - Household Recycling Centre, & Landfill Site Visit KS2&3

Educational visit to Bann Rd, Household Recycling Centre Castlewellan, to look at the wide variety of materials that can be recycled. In contrast, the group visit Drumanakelly landfill site to witness the huge volume of valuable materials that have been dumped by our throw-away society.


Option 4 - ‘Creating carrots, from Bananas?’  KS 2 (possibly KS3)

Composting workshop - pupils are encouraged to recognise the value of composting their school waste, and keeping the earth’s dwindling resources out of landfill.
During this one hour session, they can see compost in various stages (from a brown aging banana peel, to a rich earthy compost), plant up a grass man, and finally set up a compost bin for the school to use.
*Suitable for individual classes.


Option 5 - ‘Out with the litter lout!’ KS2&3

Litter is an expensive, unsightly, and even dangerous problem. The session aims to cover the issues associated with litter, and how we can all be part of the solution.
Depending on the group, the presentation includes either slides or a short cartoon video, in addition the group can take the opportunity to carry out a litter pick within their own school grounds.
 

*This lesson is suitable for either one or two class groups together. 

Contact:

Environmental Services
Downshire Civic Centre,
Downshire Estate,
Ardglass Road,
Downpatrick,
Co. Down, BT30 6GQ
Tel: 028 44610819