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:

Latest News & Updates

  • "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
  • “Working with Green Up Your Act has been a great experience. From the first point of contact Philip was enthusiastic about our school’s 'Go-Green' work and had great ideas to help make it a successful project. The whole school, children and teachers alike, loved the assembly and it left us full of enthusiasm and the children who made up-cycled items had a great time. The up-cyling workshops were accessible to all children and they are using what they made and really proud that they have recycled. We look forward to working with Green Up Your Act again in the future.”
                                                                                                                                                     
    Katherine Lamb Emmaville Primary School - Tyne & Wear
  • “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
  • "Thank you very much for coming in and working so hard with our young children! They all had a great day and we will do our best to build on the enthusiasm the children have for seasonal food gardening!"
    Sally OverendSt Thomas Primary School
  • We really enjoyed our workshop with Philip Hunton it was thought provoking. The students were engaged to think about, food waste, packaging nutrition, and global perspective. They thoroughly enjoyed the workshop this will be a good reminder for them to think green.
    Mrs Diane Calvert The Prebendal School (Chichester Cathedral 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 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.
    Jo Slater Eco Co-ordinatorSomerhill Junior 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Pupils benefitted from being able to handle a range of items made from recycled materials and discuss what they were made from and how they had been made. The workshops were fun and accessible to everyone as they were appropriately paced and the demonstration was easy to follow. Pupils came away with objects they had made to take home, knowledge they can apply in future projects and a greater understanding of re-using waste materials to make useful items.
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