Environmental impact of recycling and regeneration

This project will allow learners to research what materials are recyclable and which are not by considering the process of recycling and understand how materials can be re-used. They will link this in with regeneration and try to design an item made from recycled materials only. They will make this in Art and then write a report on their considerations and recommendations which will be assessed by social studies dept and local authority environmental dept and then promoted to peers to encourage recycling.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained by considering what materials can be recycled and how 
• Enterprising skills improved by developing creativity, confidence, positive attitude; increasing motivation to learning; taking responsibility and making decisions; consideration of others through group work and discussion; raising achievement and fostering ambition 
• Developed employability skills: communication, planning, organisation, time management, researching, co-operating, contributing, sourcing, negotiating, analysing, reporting, presenting, marketing 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by setting own targets, carrying out research, negotiating resources and managing time as a group 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about assessment, roles within the group, timescales for activities, important areas of research 
• Learners have developed 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Social Studies

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