Resources for Schools

School Visits

TOCK is currently visiting schools and pre-schools in the Canterbury region.

TOCK School Visits

School Ideas and Facts about waste reduction

We throw away approximately 2 billion tonnes of waste worldwide each year. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times.

Please click on any of the links below to find information and ideas you can use in your education environment to engage children to help TOCK ‘Save the Earth’ and keep our planet Amazing!

Paper Facts

Glass Facts

Garden and Food Waste Facts

Plastic Facts

The Water Cycle

World Environmental Awareness Days

Other general activities you can do to encourage waste reduction within your school include:

  • Have students design small reminder signs  – Please Turn Off Lights, Please Recycle, and so on – and post them near light switches, taps, rubbish bins photocopiers and printers. Try to come up with catchy slogans and images.
  • Do a waste bin audit.
  • Design/create a large class picture with an environmental message maybe creatively using items that would normally be discarded in the rubbish bin.

More information

Please take time to look around the TOCK website for other interesting and educational information including songs and videos.