21. Nov, 2017

Outdoor composting sessions for schools

Outdoor activities for schools and community groups

It is recognised that outdoor activities can have a positive impact on the wellbeing and attainment of children and young people and that children like to be outside

While activities such as canoeing, climbing,  orienteering, outdoor activities are often the first to come to mind there are other of a more activities of a more obvious  educational nature e.g.   forest schools, bug and plant hunts in parks and gardens and fieldwork for older students that can take place closer to the school or even in the school grounds.   Outdoor activities can teach pupils to become more confident in their local environment and environmentally aware.

 Composting and related waste management and reduction sessions can help the student to gain knowledge of sustainability and ecology which can then be shared with their family and friendswhile having fun outdoors.

Among the possible outdoor school sessions included on at Carryoncomposting.com (http://www.carryoncomposting.com/142941457)   are Sorting Recyclable and Compostable Waste, Lunch Box waste, Compost Creatures and Safari, Making Compost, Making a Rotbot a Compost bin in a bottle),   Filling a compost bin, Decomposition Rates in a Compost bin or wormery, Compostable and Biodegradable materials, Worm Composting bins and Making Seed and Potting compost.