By Emma Griffin


From £500 plus travel

Willowpool Designs Willowpool Designs runs hands-on

sessions with primary and secondary school children to create sustainable, living willow dens. Many schools use the structures as a focus for forest school activities, or as part of an eco or peace garden, or as a shaded space for creative play. Children are involved in all stages of each project – planting and weaving willow rods into domes and tunnels – giving them a sense of ownership and achievement.

From £395 + VAT

Beat Goes On Beat Goes On creates a musical buzz

in primary and secondary schools by providing percussion workshops. During a ‘Junk Percussion’ workshop, children design and create their own percussion instruments from a range of materials including old biscuit tins and pots and pans, and learn a range of rhythms including samba, hip-hop and drum ’n’ bass. A cross-curricular approach links science with exploring sound and materials.

From £200 plus travel

Sussex Green Living Sussex Green Living knows that children

and their teachers are powerful agents of change. It runs solutions-based workshops for primary schools all over the county. Choose from topics such as ‘Energy Forever’, ‘Plastic Free Seas’, ‘Recycling and the Environment’ or ‘Love Your Clothes and Your Planet’, in which children can calculate how far a cotton T-shirt travels during its lifetime and be inspired by unique upcycled clothes.

Planting a seed

Improve awareness of environmental issues at your school with an eco workshop

Low Carbon Trust The Low Carbon Trust offers education

days for schools and colleges at the Brighton Earthship, a fully ‘off-grid’, self-sufficient site, with a wide range of eco activities. It runs workshops involving green wood-working, making handmade books from recycled paper and Tetra Pak crafts. Many areas of the curriculum are covered, including science, geography and citizenship. Full-day workshops can accommodate up to 120 pupils.

Fair and Funky A ‘Scrap that Plastic’ workshop run by

Fair and Funky in West Yorkshire enables students to focus their sense of social justice and moral responsibility as they delve into the world of plastic. Children will discover more about the history and uses of plastic and learn how to combat the devastating impact it has on the world. Each SCRAPtastic workshop looks at recycling in depth and pupils can design and create individual artwork from recycled materials.

Street Style Surgery Street Style Surgery runs creative

workshops through urban arts such as street dance and graffiti. Its Particle Article Recycling workshop will give children an opportunity to craft their very own mythical creature out of rubbish, while the Recycled Fashion workshop will change perceptions of second-hand clothing. All workshops are suitable for primary and secondary schools, including SEN and alternative educational institutions.

From £8 per child

From £150 plus travel

From £90 plus travel and materials

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