Green up your Act brings environmental issues to life through stimulating discussions, engaging presentations and creative hands on workshops for both primary and secondary education.
We are passionate about our core subjects: recycling, up-cycling, global/local biodiversity, endangered species and their habitats and the growing of seasonal and local food. Over the past eight years we have worked with hundreds of different schools across the UK. As our feedback demonstrates, our services have proven to be ecologically progressive, educational and fun. All our programmes can be tailored to your specific educational requirements and everything made or grown can be taken home to enjoy by your pupils.
- The activities linked to the ideas and kept the children interested and on task by breaking them down into small manageable steps. The pupils all have a lovely keepsake to take home from the experience. The activities and slides you chose were appropriate to ability and you delivered the lessons at the right pitch, the children were interested and engaged and you made sure they understood. The two days were a success and made the pupils think about recycling and wider issues.
- “Green up your act helped out at the Dalrymple Primary School during our Eco Week. Philip delivered an exciting “Green Shoots” workshop to the lower primary ages, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the children. He pitched the lesson well to suit the different needs and abilities, and the children especially enjoyed making their own paper pot with a seedling to take home. The upper school enjoyed looking at different objects made from recycled materials and then were guided through a craft activity, where they had a chance to make their own recycled notebook. Philip’s expertise has contributed towards making our Eco Week a huge success! Many thanks to Green Up Your Act.”Lauren Mc Nair Dalrymple Primary school – Scotland
- Rose enjoys Eco Club very much. It has been a real pleasure seeing the enthusiasm seen by children being out side in the fresh air and working as a team in tending the garden. She loves being outdoors and especially likes watering and eating the raspberries. She also enjoys planting and seeing things grow. She was very pleased with her beans.Rose's GrandmotherIford and Kingston School
- The whole school really enjoyed your assembly about the importance of recycling which was made even more interesting when you showed them the items that had been made from recycled material. The pratical activity of recycling newspaper to make a plant pot and planting seedlings was a good hands on activity in which all of our pupils were able to experience success. Many thanks Phil!Dawn MartinCedar Centre Brighton
- Our year two children in Hawthorns class had a great time this morning, making pine cone bird feeders which they then hung in the school garden. Phil from Green up your act talked to the children about the changes in autumn and the need for birds to find food over the winter months. We then collected some sunflower heads from the garden which we use to make the feeders. Each child was able to make their own pinecone feeder. Not only did the children enjoy the creative activity, but it help them see the real links between seasonal changes in how and how we help animals in the local environment. Highly Recommended!!
- I just wanted to say thank you again for the two days you spent with us. The girls really enjoyed their Upcycling Workshops and have been inspired to look at waste in a different light. Several are already designing products to make out of rubbish. I feel it will really make a difference to the amount of waste we throw away as a school. Thank you!