Reducing the amount of litter in your local area.
- English – write an instructional text about how to safely conduct a litter pick: ‘Litter-acy.’
- Maths – record the different litter items found during a litter pick in a graph or chart, can this be reduced (Step 6).
- Art – use ‘clean’ litter to create artworks and sculptures.
Balloon & Lantern Releases
We know that balloon releases have been a traditional way to celebrate special achievements or events, but our attitudes towards them need to change. ‘Biodegradable’ balloon or lantern releases in schools are not part of our ethos and will be challenged. Please use our Plastic Alternatives Guide for other ideas to balloon or lantern releases, glitter and single use plastics in schools.
The Great Big School Clean
Thank you to all 175,055 pupils who made The Great Big School Clean 2019 the biggest ever!
The Great Big School Clean will be back in 2020, but in the meantime check out our handy litter picking planning resource.
You don’t have to wait for The Great Big School Clean 2020 to get out and get litter picking, use our Litter Picking Guide to put your Eco-Committee in charge of organising litter picks in your school and local community.
Litter picking is a great excuse to go outdoors, its fun and great evidence for your Green Flag Award! It’s also a powerful message to society, as one Eco-Committee member said to us:
“Adults must think, ‘How embarrassing that children have to pick up our litter,'”
Plogging: litter picking whilst jogging. Linking the Litter and Healthy Living topics in one action!
If you want to purchase litter picking equipment, we recommend Helping Hand Environmental using our School Order Form.