The waste program exists of a teachers guide of activities, a student book and game.
The student book explains the origin of materials such as plastic, green waste, glass and paper. It also discusses the effects of these materials on nature, decomposition times and ways to reuse and recycle waste. The colourful illustrations take the read on the journey of transformation- from polluted to clean.
The teacher’s guide contains 31 activities. The teacher can choose which activities suit their students best, and which subjects to focus on.
- Awareness activities: these activities aim to help the children become aware of what waste is and that it can be valuable because it can be re-used or recycled.
- Thinking activities: these stimulate children to brainstorm possible waste issues and to come up with solutions in a structured way. ‘Mind mapping’ is one of the methods used.
- Doing activities: these are all about practical actions like tidying up the school playground or a park, recycling paper, making compost or planting seeds.
While playing the game, the content of our program is repeated once more, so the children can internalise the material. The children learn through play with other children about which behaviour is sustainable and which behaviour is not.
The aim of the water program is to make children aware of how clean water is obtained and how to use water respectfully and consciously. The program consists of an activity guide and game. The activity guide is available in Dutch and is currently being translated into English, the game is available in both Dutch and English.