Clean up the Clyde

Learners will research responsible waste disposal, reduce, reuse and recycle strategies and campaigns to clean up Glasgow. They will identify key areas on the Clyde and, where possible, visit key points around the Clyde to look at waste. Learners will apply the findings from this to designing and producing a bin and posters to support the campaign to clean up the Clyde.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Learners research and develop knowledge and understanding of both the design process and the importance of responsible waste disposal 
• Learners will have experienced working in small groups on a single task and applying findings in the context of a real issue i.e. waste disposal 
• Develop employability skills including communication skills, planning, organisation, researching, analysing, co-operating and contributing 
• Learners will work in small groups independent of the teacher on all aspects of tasks. Learners will ask for support from teacher where required 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions all aspects of the design process 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Expressive Arts, Science, Technology and Health and well-being 
• The project is relevant to aspects of the above curricula as applicable in a real context 
• Learners will work to a design brief and produce a prototype product supplemented with campaign materials

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