Educational Resources and School Visits
The Sustainability Team are here to offer support and advice to schools across North Kesteven. The Team have a range of resources available for schools and can work with the whole school, a class or the eco council or committee to help with a specific project or general information on a topic.
Home energy monitors
The monitors are available for loan to support work on electricity and energy usage. Schools are also welcome to lend these out to pupils, parents and teachers so they can find out where electricity is used in the home.
Rethink Resources box
This teachers’ resource box contains lesson plans and resources to support learning around waste and recycling themes. From informational books and DVDs to simple physical activities such as a paper making kit and using balloons to find out about Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere and its effects on the planet.
The boxes are available for schools to borrow free of charge and have activities suitable for both primary and secondary school children.
Where does energy come from?
An interactive kit for primary schools to discover how energy is made. Trays containing soil, fossils, gem stones, leaves and (fake) coal are investigated to aid discovery of the origins of fossil fuels. Fake cruel oil and plastic tablecloths are also provided. Pictures of power stations and renewable energy technologies are included to stimulate discussion.
Free waste and recycling collections
If your school is paying for day to day waste and recycling to be removed you are paying too much! All schools can be provided with the required number of bins in appropriate sizes. Alternate weekly collections are provided, the same as those received by households.
Water saving and compost bins and grow your own fruit and vegetables
A range of compost bins and water butts, made from recycled plastics are available at competitive prices thanks to an agreement with the manufacturer Straights.
Food and food miles
To encourage growing your own fruit and vegetables we have an activity making seedling pots out of newspaper that can be planted straight into the ground.
We can provide a talk about eating seasonal foods, buying local foods and the energy and water issues relating to farming and food miles. Understanding what is grown on the doorstep and how important Lincolnshire is for farming for the rest of the country as the largest producer of potatoes, wheat, and cereal in the UK.