Activity Introduction


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation:

Overarching learning goal: Students create a class mural for their school that features informative but easy tips on what we can all do to reduce waste.

Hot tips: Students review safety code if outdoors.

Teacher content information:

The Garage Sale Trail  is a national day of simultaneous garage sales that’s about making sustainability fun and creative! By organising communities around Australia to hold garage sales on the same day, the event aims to enable new neighbourly connections, provide a platform for fundraising, inspire creativity,  stimulating local economies, promote the reuse of materials and keep stuff out of landfill.  

The  Garage Sale Trail   is a not-for-profit organisation that works with local and state governments, schools and community groups to inspire social and environmental change.  Absolutely everyone can get involved - buyers, sellers, makers and creators.  People can register a solo sale or form a group sale in their area.  Last y


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Student Worksheet

But is it art? - Answer the following questions about the mural and your experience in helping to create it?

1. Did you enjoy the experience of creating this mural? Why or why not?



2. Do you think the mural clearly shares its environmental message? Why or why not? If not, how could it be improved?


3. Do you think that art is a good way to spread a positive message about our environment? Why or why not? 



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