Carymoor Environmental Trust

Schools Against Waste

Carymoor and Somerset Waste Partnership can offer Somerset primary schools a FREE visit to promote the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ message in school. Carymoor’s education team can come into your school and run a half day of activities to help raise awareness amongst children and staff.

What we can offer:

A free half day visit - including an assembly and 2 x 1 hour Curriculum linked workshops.

Practical advice and support to help your school waste less and recycle more.


All of our sessions are linked to the curriculum and will be practical and fun, giving children a better understanding of waste and recycling issues. We are able to offer these free visits thanks to funding from Somerset Waste Partnership, who provide waste and recycling services to households in Somerset.


Whole school assembly:

Our Talking Rubbish assembly will introduce the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ message. This is an interactive presentation to the whole school.

We are happy to work with one class at a time for each of the two workshops and can work with 2 classes of your choosing during the half day.

These are the workshop choices we can offer:


Workshops – KS1

3Rs workshop 

This workshop will be an extension from the assembly and include a recycling relay, material sort and a story. In the run up to Christmas we can also put a festive spin on this workshop with a reuse activity to make decorations.


Wigglebert the Worm 

Discover how to turn some food waste into compost with the help of Wigglebert and his wiggly friends. Activities would include investigating worms in a table-top wormery, planting cress seed in a plant pot made from reused newspaper. 


Slim My Waste - Feed My Face 

Discover all of the benefits of reducing food waste and what to do with food waste that needs to be recycled. Meet Billy the food waste bin and through sorting activities find out what to recycle and what happens to it. 


Workshops – KS2

2100, A Waste Odyssey 

A fun workshop looking at how our actions now, could cause major environmental problems in the future. Children think about the preventative measures that we should currently be working on. (Year 5/6)


Food waste

Children develop an understanding of the range of resources consumed to supply us with food (e.g. fuel, energy, water, packaging materials) and the impact this can have on the environment. (Year 3-6)

We also have a fantastic food waste resource pack, full of ideas and activities to run in school. You can download our Food Waste Education Pack for KS2 at the bottom of this page.


Fantastic Plastic

In this session children will explore the impact of plastics on our environment and consider alternatives. This session will involve a making activity for the children to take home which can be either a mini-greenhouse or a dove. (Year 3-6)



Advice and support:

In addition to the workshops we can also spend time with school staff to review current recycling facilities and see where improvements can be made. We can provide practical advice and help.

Carymoor’s education team are experienced teachers and are all DBS checked.



Make a booking

If you would like to book a visit for your school get in touch.

Call us: (01963) 351350


We are able to offer schools 1 half day visit during 2019, subject to availability.


We are delighted to be working with Somerset Waste Partnership on this project.

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