This challenge is all about being recycling rangers and educating your peers on how to perfect your schools general recycling. If you want to implement a recycling set up within your school, have a look at our Special Recycling page.
Your local council may have a waste minimisation program to support your school with recycling! If you’re in Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Regional council, get in touch with our team and we can connect you with the right people!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, RECYCLE - RECYCLING RANGERS SKIT
A great way to educate and create awareness about recycling in your school is using the power of drama in the form of a skit! So this activity is perfect for EcoMarines who love drama and film AND want to make better decisions for the health of our environment.
HOW IT WORKS
Get together with your EcoMarines crew to discuss your skit. A skit is a like a short play or performance that has an important meaning behind it but is often funny and positive.
Consider the recycling set up at your school and what messages you would like to share. For example:
Using the right recycling bin for the right items
Containers for Change
How to recycle certain items e.g. soft plastics, e-waste, mobile phones, batteries
Reducing wrappers, packaging and containers in school
After you have decided on your message or theme, you can start thinking of what you want your skit to look like such as a story, a game show or a news interview. Let your imagination run wild! The more creative and funny, the better.
It's time to get planning! To help you plan your script for the skit, we have a template you can use:
Make sure you are giving your audience the correct recycling information. A good way to do this is to google council recycling guides depending on what council region your school belongs too.
This is important as some councils do not recycle certain items such as:
After a little bit of practice, your drama crew will be ready to present your Recycling Rangers skit. Here are some ideas for where and how you can present your skit:
Present on assembly
Present it to your teachers at a staff meeting
Organise to show your skit to younger grades
Enter into our Recycle Right Skit Competition. You can submit your script in to us or even a video of one of your presentations. We will choose a winner and post it on our social media! You could even win some cool prizes!
You can download these educational bin posters to display on your bins at school. They can help teach your peers how to dispose of their waste!
You can create your own recycling posters using these as guides. Get creative and use pictures, drawings or photos to make them interesting! Send your posters to email@example.com - it could be featured and shared with all EcoMarines schools!
Here are some fun videos to teach your about recycling at home, and at school and what happens with items after they are picked up by a recycling truck!
SEPARATING WASTE AT SCHOOL
The ambassadors from Clayfield College introduced EcoBins at their school to separate the five streams of waste. You can do the same!
Are you a recycling guru? Take this quiz with your EcoMarines crew and learn a thing or two about how best to recycling household items!
Planet Ark is a great organisation that provides heaps of educational material about recycling!