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What a waste: environmental activities

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Author/book resource, Get inspired
Programme: Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour
Language: English
Genre: Maths, Science
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

Scottish Book Trust has worked with Sustainable Kirriemuir(this link will open in a new window) to create a resource pack full of ideas to help you be sustainable and make a difference.

The activities are inspired by Jess French's book What a Waste, but are flexible and perfect for using with any environmental book or project. Activities included in the resource are:

The resource pack also contains worksheets for you to download and print to help you with these activities. The worksheets available are:

Who are Sustainable Kirriemuir?

Sustainable Kirriemuir is a community group advocating for action in the face of a changing climate. Their mission is not only to promote environmental sustainability at a grassroots level and raise awareness of the effects of climate change, but to provide real opportunities to mitigate and adapt to climate change and strengthen community resilience. They are working with individuals, groups, schools and businesses for the local community, its economy and its infrastructure. Explore their website(this link will open in a new window) for more information, activities and resources.

Watch Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour event

Video Let's talk about our environment with Abi Elphinstone, Jess French, Isabella Tree and Georgia Amson-Bradshaw