Education

Ecotainment! Workshops for Schools

Food Waste – reduce your foodprint

A recent study by the United Nations stated that 1/3 of all food is thrown away and it’s not just the nutritious food that is wasted. When we throw food away we are also wasting precious energy and resources that were used to produce food and transport it from the farm to our dinner tables.

Using information from the World Environment Day Think.Eat.Save campaign and British Nutrition Foundation DJ Dynamo can deliver a fun talk with activities and rap introducing the topic of food waste to Key Stages 1 & 2 primary school children. The children will also learn about healthy eating, food and farming supporting the national curriculum in science.

in 2013 Ecotainment! won a Community Foot Print award for delivering these activities alongside the Was Once Waste road show.

We enjoyed it and found it was an alternative way of presenting some very important and powerful messages –  Head Teacher St Catherine’s Primary School in Wimborne

Ready Steady Grow

Get growing with our guerilla garden inspired workshops proving you do not need a lot of space or equipment to get started. By reusing waste materials and permaculture techniques we provide fun and creative ways to start gardening. Transform urban areas and waste land into thriving natural habitats or make decorations pots and planters from waste materials.

Create wild flower displays and mini-beast cafés by making and scattering seed-balls. Each seed-ball contains up to 100 native wild flower seeds mixed with clay, compost and chilli powder (to deter predators). At the end of this messy activity you can take the seed-balls home to use in window boxes, balconies or any patch of land you wish. The seed-ball mixture is available to buy from www.seedball.co.uk

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Sunflower seedlings in Comic Pots ready to take home and plant

Educational activities can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities depending on your requirements. Further details are available upon request.

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