Up-Cycling / Recycling

Key Stage 1-4

Up-cycling is the process of converting discarded materials into products of better quality and environmental value.

Living Things / Habitat Heroes

Early Years | Key Stage 1-4

Endangered species and their habitats are important subjects for many pupils.

Green Shoots / Healthy Living

Early Years | Key Stage 1-4

Food and its relationship with the environment is often overlooked.

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Green up your act education

Ready to get your students engaged and excited about Science, Geography, Citizenship, STEM, and Eco-Schools Awards? Our hands-on eco workshops have been designed specifically for UK schools to enhance understanding of the curriculum through active learning!

Green Up Your Act brings environmental issues to life through stimulating discussions, engaging presentations, and creative workshops for both primary and secondary education.

Over the past ten years, we have worked with hundreds of different schools and colleges across the UK. We are passionate about all things sustainable: recycling, up-cycling, global/local biodiversity, endangered species & their habitats, and the growing of seasonal food.

As our feedback demonstrates, our services have proven to be ecologically progressive, educational, and fun. We are happy to tailor our programmes to your specific educational requirements and everything we make or grow can be taken home to enjoy. Get in touch today to find out what we can offer your school!

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A selection of the schools & organisations we work with:

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  • 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 Eco day was a thoroughly enjoyable day for all the girls at Streatham and Clapham. We were really lucky to have the company Green Up Your Act come in to carry out some fantastic workshops that encouraged the girls to think about the environment, and supply them with ideas on how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle at home and school. The workshops were educational, hands on and lots of fun! The up-cycled juice cartons were a particular favourite. They were quick and easy to make and certainly sturdy enough to start using at break time for the tuck shop!"  
    Kate WebberStreatham and Clapham School for Girls
  • “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
  • "Many thanks for all your workshops today – the children really loved them, and it got across some simple but important messages. It was a great addition to our Eco Day!"
    Eleanor WalkerVictoria Park School, Bristol – Eco School Leader
  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful eco-day here at Trull School. You arrived well-prepared, were calm and patient with our children and the information you taught them was relevant and interesting. The workshops you undertook with our KS2 children were excellent. The staff and children were all talking about the up-cycled notebooks you made with them, and they were able to learn whilst getting involved with a hands-on project that opened up so many more opportunities for them. I would recommend you and your company to any school looking to enhance their work around the environment, and would not hesitate to invite you back to our school."
    Stewart BiddlesHeadteacher – Trull Primary School -Taunton
  • The workshop was pitched at just the right level for the children. They were interested and engaged. They enjoyed the hands on experience of making the newspaper pots and handling the objects. Thanks for a great workshop!
    Gaynor HopeNelson Primary School
  • "Thank you so much for today. The kids reported back very positively to their classes and were very proud of their wallets.  I think everyone was suitably impressed by the Earthship assembly ideal and we’re looking forward to telling the whole school about it in our energy assembly, and asking the right questions about our new sustainable school building. We have a lot to think about in school now, and I know what they learned today will give them a confident start to making an energy plan and putting it into action."
    Anna FrendoSustainability Co-ordinator
  • I just wanted to say thank you again for the two days you spent with us. The girls really enjoyed their Up-cycling 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.    
    James Allen’s Preparatory School – Mrs Rachel Lynn – Eco Coordinator – East Dulwich Grove Girls School – London
  • A lovely hands on workshop. The concept was brilliant and your collection of recycled artefacts were great. The links with the globe were ideal for early years as they can identify with this. The making of the pots was a wonderful idea and we are looking forward to having Philip back for more workshops.
    Nicki Williams (Science co-ordinator)Colfe’s Pre-Prep and Nursery School London
  • "Wonderful and informative and inspirational way for kids to have fun! Rafferty is still telling everyone about his orange juice carton wallet!"
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