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For Teachers - Wipe Out Waste schools program
The Wipe Out Waste (WOW) Schools Program is a free educational service provided by the Gold Coast City Council. The program was launched in May 2000 and since then over 300,000 school children and community members have participated in the program.
The aim of the program is to:
Provide students and teachers with the knowledge and skills to recycle effectively and minimise waste at their homes, schools, and in the community.
To achieve this by delivering a range of activities and resources specifically designed for preschool, primary and secondary schools.
If you would like to participate in the Wipe Out Waste Program or would like further information please contact the Wipe Out Waste team on (07) 5581 6855 or email the Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wipe Out Waste mobile waste education facility
- Wipe Out Waste classroom presentations
- Wipe Out Waste challenge
- Wipe Out Waste Poster Competition
WOW mobile waste education facility
The Wipe Out Waste Mobile Waste Education Facilities are the centerpieces of the Primary Schools Program. For more information on them, please click here .
Teachers comments about WOW
Mudgeeraba State School: “Quite a few years ago a Year 7 class started STRs – Stop the Rubbish. There has been a constant focus on litter and recycling in the school ever since.”
Southport State School: “We now have waste-less lunches in the school - we regularly tally up how much waste goes in the bin. Our school regularly enters the tidy schools awards. We now have recycle bins in every school block.”
Rivermount College: “We now have several worm farms which are fed by the students from their food scraps.”
Gaven State School: “Our school is one of the cleanest on the coast and the children have real pride in the grounds.Voluntarily keeping the school clean is rewarded and valued, which is why we start in prep. Teachers also do a lot of recycling activities in art. “
Mudgeeraba Creek State School: “Improving awareness has brought about a more positive attitude (less resistant to change) and ultimately action in terms of paper recycling, litter-less lunches (becoming more frequent) and worm farming. Even the WOW annual calendar competition has helped improve awareness and general participation.”
AB Paterson College: “We have a well organised paper recycling program in the Primary School which is run by the Year 6 students as part of their leadership training.”
Pimpama State School: “It reinforces the environmental messages delivered through our school program. e.g. recycling, worm farming, waste reduction, pollution in the waterways etc.”
- Earth Smart Schools
- Sustainable Schools
- Sustainability Curriculum Framework
- National Council on Education for Sustainability
- Education Qld Sustainable Schools Initiative
For more links to some great external websites and resources, please click here.
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