Quick summary: After taking part in Schools Clean Up Day, students will be familiar with how waste can pile up in the school and community. Students will be given an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gathered during the previous lessons. Students will develop and implement solutions to the problem of mounting rubbish and reducing their environmental footprint. Students will be inspired to think critically about their own community.
Following this lesson plan is an ideal way for your school to take part in Schools Clean Up Day or a Clean Up on any day of the year. You’ll be joining thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change.
- Students will know how to make a plan for addressing waste in their community
- Students will understand that although it is not up to the individual to ‘fix’ the waste problem, there are things we can all do to address waste.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Content descriptions: This project-based learning activity can be aligned with all learning areas and year levels of the Australian Curriculum.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.3, OI.8.
Topic: Waste, Clean Up.
Time required: Teacher’s discretion.
- Craft materials
- Devices with internet access
- Sticky tape
Keywords: Clean Up, projects, environment.
Safety: Ask students to be mindful of your Waste Safety Code and school rules.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.