Inspiring Careers Talk and Workshop

After sixteen years’ experience of providing environmental education, teachers and their pupils are often intrigued about how we have reached this point. A combination of education, volunteering and determination have all played their part in making Green Up Your Act what it is today. We would be delighted to share inspiring stories with you and your pupils and answer any questions from our own career journey, highlighting the way that identifying the things that inspire you helps to focus where you gain experience and hone your talents. This session is designed to support pupils in their thinking as they embark on the path to forging their own careers. When booking the talk teachers are also invited to choose a creative craft outcome to enhance the session.

Sixth Form Enrichment Coordinator:

“The workshop on sustainability related careers was superb! Philip was an engaging presenter who ran through his own fascinating journey in finding his way to starting Green Up your Act. The workshop was full of little gems of advice for the students to take away with them. They all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, as did I. Thank you so much for your time, we will be booking you again”!

“I loved the Green Up Your Act workshop! Philip was so enthusiastic and informative and gave such good careers advice. It was so interesting to hear about how he started up his organisation. I am going to make more notebooks for Christmas presents, such a good idea!” Holly, Year 13

“I really liked how you could get involved in the workshop and make something. The notebook is so cute, I’ve been using it for my personal notes.” Caitlin, Year 13


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  • “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
  • "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 Webber Streatham and Clapham School for Girls
  • This course has opened my eyes to a new way of teaching! The experience has shown me how to take my skills as a Gardner and Scout Leader and use them in fulfilling my ambition to work as an environmental teacher. I’m looking forward to further input throughout the seasons.
    Matt SmithScout Leader
  • "Wonderful and informative and inspirational way for kids to have fun! Rafferty is still telling everyone about his orange juice carton wallet!"
  • "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
  • 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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